Subject: Re: ports FLAVORS on pkgsrc (and postfix)
To: None <>
From: Michael Parson <>
List: pkgsrc-users
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.

Michael Parson