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

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42263; it has been noted by GNATS.

Subject: Re: pkg/42263 (add PKG_OPTIONS to meta-pkgs/php5-extensions)
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 06:31:35 -0500

 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 
 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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