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Re: proposed reduction in graphviz dependencies

At Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:52:03 +0200,
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 09:56:46AM +0300, Hasso Tepper wrote:
> > I'd prefer separate packages where possible instead of options. It's much 
> > more usable for end users using both source and binary packages. Without 
> > digging too much into it and looking just a PLIST file it seems to be 
> > doable for most of graphviz options.
> Often enough separate packages are insanely more work, especially if you
> want to keep the overhead small. E.g. graphics/evas in the current form
> has to rerun configure for every single plugin. That's problematic too.


Ideally, I'd even like to see some larger packages broken down to
"service-oriented packages" where the package provides only those
services another package requires. This isn't a goal that pkgsrc alone
can achieve - it will require changes upstream, but I do think it
serves as a good guide...

As to the test obligations: automated tests triggered before commit
and/or triggered before pkg_add would go a long way...



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