Subject: Re: lang/gcc3/ and the new lang/gcc3-* pkgs
To: grant beattie <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/2003 10:49:27
On Mon, 7 Jul 2003, grant beattie wrote:

: on a related note, I really would like to see a gcc3-shlib package so that
: users don't have to install lang/gcc3 (or gcc3-c++) to get the runtime
: libraries required...

There's lots of packages that should be split up this way, and some already
are, but pkgsrc should be careful not to split too many up.  That said, the
work involved in keeping this split *and* the language split maintained in
pkgsrc gcc3 may be a bit high and should gain a volunteer maintainer for
that purpose....

(Whenever pkgsrc might gain the ability to register *multiple* packages per
build a la RPM, of course, this would become a non-issue and trivial to
implement -- as you could produce binary packages of devel and runtime and
reinstall only the runtime via pkg_add on the destination system.)

-- Todd Vierling <>