Subject: use of gif libraries (was Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc)
To: None <>
From: Chris Gilbert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/03/2001 23:43:02
On Saturday 24 March 2001  9:14 pm, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	hubertf
> Date:		Sat Mar 24 21:14:41 UTC 2001
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/x11/qt2-libs: Makefile.common
> Log Message:
> Give that
>  * qt2 doesn't write compressed GIFs
>  * applications like KDE2's konqueror are ~useless without it and
>  * there's prior art (in FreeBSD, OpenBSD)
> switch on GIF support permanently.
> (After compiling without GIF support for a few hours AGAIN)

Does this mean that other packages that only read gif's can be enabled to do 
so, eg graphics/magicpoint will use libungif if told to?

Having said that I notice that there's a USE_GIF variable for setting in 
mk.conf, so shouldn't this have used that, and it's also not got a dependancy 
on libungif (or whichever gif library it uses)?