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Re: Dependency hell, again (was Re: dasher)
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Geert Hendrickx <ghen%telenet.be@localhost>
> 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
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).
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