gsinclair / soyabean.com.au wrote in comp.lang.ruby:

> On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, 12:00:20 AM, Brian wrote:
> 
>> I'm not sure I like the idea of Ruby keeping a separate
>> installed-packages-repository database. It could work, but then there would
>> be three different types of packages that could be installed:
> 
>>   - packages using the O/S package management system (e.g. RPMs or FreeBSD
>>     ports)
>>   - packages using this language-specific package management system
>>   - packages which didn't support either and were installed manually
> 
> The OS package management system will never serve all needs, so if
> "having some installed this way and some installed that way" is your
> concern, then it will never be the solution.

Google for BSDPAN sometime - a year or so back the FreeBSd crowd found a way to
integrate their ports system with CPAN. MIght be a good starting point?
 

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