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The following reply was made to PR pkg/45559; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Filip Hajny" <filip%joyent.com@localhost>
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rn_Clausen?= <joern.clausen%uni-bielefeld.de@localhost>
"Hans Rosenfeld" <rosenfeld%grumpf.hope-2000.org@localhost>,
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 builtin.mk 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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