Subject: Re: simplifying htdocs build procedure (long term)
To: None <>
From: Ulrich Habel <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 02/01/2006 19:42:41
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>  If you mean X11 as a running X11 server, it is not needed.
>  However, some graphics manipulation tools depend on X11
>  libraries and some depend on Gnome components (XML parser
>  and so on).  Should we eliminate dependency on such libraries, too?

I think the tools should use standard packages. Nearly every developer
has X installed - most of them will have the tools which are needed to
develop already installed like libxml, libxslt. etc. I don't think it's
a good idea to tell a developer about installing specialized versions of
tools just because there is a X11 library dependancy.

If we want NetBSD users to write more documentation in a more convenient
way and without highly specialized toolchains we should stick with
standard tools out of pkgsrc.

Btw. - having X11 libs installed is just a few megabytes more - that
can't be a big issue. Cleaning up old documentation and old list files
and some eps-things might save more harddrive space.

Having a build "container" might be a more difficult option. Is there a
machine which can be used to rebuild the full webpage and put's it into
a seperate directory which can be rsynced on nbwww and the mirrors?


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