Subject: Re: KDE pkg install
To: None <>
From: Brian Asemi <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/01/2006 09:25:12
David W. Talmage wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Brian Asemi []
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 11:16 AM
>>To: 'Marc Coevoet'
>>Subject: Re: KDE pkg install
>>Marc Coevoet wrote:
>>>Looks like I am going trough the dependency tree ..
>>>I'll have to learn to work with updating the dependency tree (there 
>>>should be a command), bu now the machine is already 6 hours busy 
>>>compiling, without erors, I'll have KDE soon now..
>>I actually had a similar ordeal just yesterday when trying to compile 
>>balsa2 from pkgsrc.  I went through libgnomeui, libgnome, libbonoboui, 
> I went through all of that for years.  Then I learned about pkg_comp.   That helped a lot because it builds packages without disrupting your enjoyment of your computer.
> After a couple of years of that, I got tired of waiting for pkg_comp.  I decided that I wanted my computer to be more of an appliance and less of a hobby, so when NetBSD 3.0 came out, I gave up pkg_comp.  Now, I just use the binary packages on  It's such a joy to not have to wait around for packages to build.  They just install!

I would use them, but I use from pkgsrc, and all of the binary 
pkgs on the FTP are built with the base X11 :/.