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Re: pkg/45559

The following reply was made to PR pkg/45559; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Filip Hajny" <>
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rn_Clausen?= <>
Cc: <>,
        "Hans Rosenfeld" <>,
Subject: Re: pkg/45559
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 14:00:57 +0100

 On 8. 11. 2011, at 13:34, J=F6rn 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 i=
 nstead 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=3DSunOS is not jus=
 t Solaris/OpenSolaris any more (whether that begs the platform definition t=
 o 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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