Subject: Re: gimp depends on emacs?
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Jim Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/04/1999 10:39:10
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On 4 May 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>2.) Our package does the right thing. If something should be changed
> it is "gimp" itself. So contact the authors and leave the package
> maintainer allone.
Are you volunteering to go through pkgsrc and remove all the other
instances of our tools working around bad decisions by the original
package vendors? The idea that we aren't allowed to fix egregious hacks
in the build process of packages in pkgsrc doesn't seem very valid to
At any rate, I think everyone has pretty much stated their position, and
the question comes down to just that: is a package allowed to work
around poor build-tool decisions by the original software vendor? You
seem to argue that we should not, I would argue that we should. We all
agree that gimp's use of emacs is pretty gross -- the question becomes:
are we going to do anything about it?
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