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Re: Dependency hell, again (was Re: dasher)

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Geert Hendrickx <> 
> On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 12:22:21PM +0000, Julio Merino wrote:
>> This is binary-friendly because repositories will have two different
>> packages that users will be able to choose from.  With package
>> options, it's not possible.
> Shouldn't that problem be tackled centrally (in the way binary packages are
> built, compare OpenBSD "flavours" of binary packages), rather than in each
> individual package?  Maintaining multiple pkgsrc packages for the same
> distfile (even if they share Makefile.common and distinfo bits) is a lot of
> overhead.

Probably.  But we don't have that yet.

Similarly, it'd be nice to produce several different packages for the
same pkgsrc package for different subsets of files (a la gtk and
gtk-devel packages found in Linux distros).

Julio Merino

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