A plug for blastwave.org
July 28, 2006
Oscar del Rio's comment on a previous entry has led me to take a look at blastwave.org for my Sun freeware needs; I had previously tried out sunfreeware.com, mostly because that comes up first for a Google search on [Sun Freeware].
Blastwave is a breath of fresh air on Solaris, in that it is a clumsier
version of what I've come to expect as basic functionality from Linux
package managers like
But that's all just convenience. The way Blastwave has won my heart
is by putting all of its stuff in one place that it owns completely,
By contrast, Sunfreeware seems to like dumping stuff in
The downside of blastwave.org is that it eats up a lot of disk space; using it to install just Subversion, NTP, and GNU textutils on a system used up 179 megabytes of disk space and wound up with 25 packages.
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