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Re: pkg/39653: devel/subversion and devel/git belongs to meta-pkgs/
The following reply was made to PR pkg/39653; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "OBATA Akio" <obache%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/39653: devel/subversion and devel/git belongs to meta-pkgs/
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 17:03:52 +0900
On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 01:20:01 +0900, <lacombar%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> devel/subversion and devel/git are meta packages. They only depends on
> others regular packages. Having them in devel/ leads people to install them
> rather than devel/subversion-base and devel/git-base if they only want basic
> functionality. meta-pkgs/ is a better place for those two packages.
> naively install devel/subversion and you will get all svn language binding
> and apache web server where you only wanted to check out a repository.
I don't thins so.
The subversion and git are completely development tools, then should be put in
In, DESCR, it is mentioned that the package is a meta-package.
Pkgsrc users should not find packages just by name, should also read COMMENT
If a user find a package trying to install just by its name, a git user
probably try to install misc/git first.
If the subversion package is in meta-package, then a subversion user may find
and not notice other subversion-* package. Now, subversion and
subversion-base is both in devel,
we can find subversion-bsae in the neighborhood of subversion.
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