Subject: Re: pkgsrc... rocks... (was mplayer & qt?)
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/19/2006 00:45:24
On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 12:35:46AM +0200, Martin S. Weber wrote:
> Just because I say I'd like to see packages being as minimal as possible,
> options being used to support interaction with other pkgsrc-packages, doesn't
> mean I "disagree" with pkgsrc. And it's a pity if you people tag me like that.
> This is open source and probably I should shut up and send patches.

Yes, please :-) I don't think having a "minimal" option is a bad idea,
if we find a reasonable number of packages were it can be applied.
mplayer is a bit extreme and I remember in the past that one of the
codecs could introduce a Qt dependency. The other mentioned cases are
often related simple maintainance issues -- splitting a package into
many subparts costs time and often doesn't justify those.