Subject: Re: ports FLAVORS on pkgsrc (and postfix)
To: None <pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Michael Parson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/25/2007 12:14:48
On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 06:50:24PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> One thing that Debian does a lot more than pkgsrc is to create separate
>> packages for libraries, headers/includes, applications, and documentation.
> Which completely defeats the idea of free open-source software.
Probably more of a general Linux thing than just Debian, at least,
RedHat has done the same thing for years. Not everyone that is running
Linux wants/needs the sources installed on every box. It can be
annoying when you figure out you need foo, go off and install it, then
realize you also need the foo-dev package.