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Old 11th April 2009
mwatkins mwatkins is offline
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One thing I really hate about Linux is the package management. I almost always end up downloading the source (aka in Debian - apt-get source packagename) and dealing with the package sources in Debian is not the picnic it is in FreeBSD.

I'm sure plenty of people just want to apt-get postfix and be done with it; but last I looked the default Postfix package on Debian (and no doubt on most common Linux distributions) includes gobs of crap I don't want. Like MySQL.

FreeBSD Ports gives you nothing of that and is almost as simple as installing a precompiled package except that you get even more choice for the small cost of some compile time.

Too complicated for you? Probably you should use another OS.
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