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Re: Subversion without python and/or Ruby?
Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> writes:
> I don't think it's agreed to or documented, but my view is that free
> packages that can depend on non-free dependencies should have those
> dependencies be optional and default to off. Last I checked all the JDK
> stuff was non-free.
> To solve this, I think we should have a general 'java' option,
> defaulting off, with all packgaes that can function reasonably without
> java using the option.
*shrug* I guess, but:
1. What about kaffe/gcj/whatever? Aren't there other Java
options? If someone who actually knows a thing or two about
Java in pkgsrc, they might be able to solve this...
2. Isn't Sun Java becoming free software anyway? So isn't that
I find the portabilty argument compelling, though. Again, it
seems that should be knowable by subversion/Makefile. If it
isn't, the -java option is the next best thing.
I'm not opposed to anyone making either of the changes :)
Eric Gillespie <*> epg%NetBSD.org@localhost
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