Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/mtr
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/25/2001 14:15:07
On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 11:14:08 (-0700), Johnny Lam wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/mtr
> >
> > The above isn't's just an idea, but perhaps we can rework it
> > to something usable, or come up with something better?
> People who build packages should expect to have all the package building
> tools installed, and if that includes automake, and thus perl, then
> that's the way it is.  If you don't like it then don't "support" tools
> which require such top-heavy build systems.  Life's too short to worry
> about such silly things, especially when hard-coding the patches makes
> further local patching impossible without undoing a lot of the
> hard-coding.

The only problem with that, is that some of those tools aren't
backwards compatible, so when we finally succumb to updating
"autoconf/automake", we'll have a whole bunch of broken packages if we
don't lose the build-time dependencies first.