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Re: pkg/45559

On 8. 11. 2011, at 13:34, Jörn Clausen wrote:

> Some suggestions:
> - Provide clean definitions (with et al.) for these tools, so that 
> it is possible to define a minimal version in depending packages.
> - Define a single variable "USE_SFW" that can be set to "YES" or "NO".
> - Define a new architecture "OpenSol" that has other rules than "SunOS".
> Personally, I don't see what is gained by using the tools from /usr/sfw 
> instead of building them from pkgsrc. Reasons for native packages IMHO are 1) 
> They are large and have many dependencies (not the case for the tools we are 
> talking about) or 2) They provide vendor support (e.g. special purpose 
> hardware) that is not available via pkgsrc. This is also not the case.

I'd love to not depend on or use SFW at all. Also, OPSYS=SunOS is not just 
Solaris/OpenSolaris any more (whether that begs the platform definition to 
branch out is another question), and for instance Joyent's SmartOS comes with 
no SFW tools (or even option of) at all.


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