Subject: Maxi-packages
To: None <>
From: Martin J. Laubach <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/04/2000 11:48:51
  Something completely different -- I have noticed that more
and more packages include everything and the kitchen sink, which
makes them difficult to use in normal situations. For example,
webalizer (a httpd log analyzing tool, usually run on the web
server), depends on png (ok), on freetype (huh?) which depends
on gettext, and on xpm which depends on X11.

  So that package is not buildable/useable on systems without
X11, which is what web servers often are. Isn't all that "let's
turn on all the options and depend on everything in sight" going
a bit overboard?