Subject: Re: devel/ruby-readline vs. devel/readline vs. core readline(3)
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/19/2002 08:25:11
My personal random comments.
In message <20020618184232.D7CFEAC@proven.weird.com>
on Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:42:32 -0400 (EDT),
email@example.com (Greg A. Woods) wrote:
> I'd very much rather that devel/ruby-readline (and thus devel/readline)
> not be a dependency for the lang/ruby meta package. I'm trying very
> hard to avoid having to have GNU Readline on some production machines
> that really don't need it, and I personally don't need ruby-readline,
> though I do need ruby-base and various other Ruby packages on those
Most of Ruby packages don't depend on ruby meta package but ruby-base
package. So, why do you need ruby meta package?
> What do more experienced Ruby users say? Is ruby-readline really
> expected to be a core library now? (I don't see it mentioned in the
> Thomas & Hunt book.)
Because ruby-readline is includeded in Ruby distribution; currently
ruby-1.6.7.tar.gz. And Ruby tend to take in more libraries to core
> (what is the likelyhood of ruby-readline ever using NetBSD readline(3)?)
USE_GNU_READLINE= # uses rl_event_hook interface to GNU readline
Ruby core binary itself contains modified GNU regex covered by LGPL.
Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>