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Re: pkg/42263 (add PKG_OPTIONS to meta-pkgs/php5-extensions)

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 11:18:44AM +0000, wrote:
> Synopsis: add PKG_OPTIONS to meta-pkgs/php5-extensions
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By:
> State-Changed-When: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 11:18:43 +0000
> State-Changed-Why:
> The purpose of meta-packages is to allow easy installation,
> when one doesn't care about the number of packages.
> If you want fine tuning, use pkg_chk or create your private package.

That is exactly what i'm proposing:  an easier installation. There needs to be a
medium between "install fscking everything" and install what you want manually
without a) having to maintain a private package b) recommenting a Makefile upon
unpacking a new pkgsrc quarterly release. pkg_chk is also not the solution i'm
going for here.

Also, please do not be in such a rush to close this PR. Allow some other
developers to view it first and see the value in this if you're having some
difficulty understanding it.

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