Subject: Re: Consistent "Optional Dependecy" handling
To: None <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/2003 02:28:19
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On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 19:15:03 -0500
Nate Hill <> wrote:

> It has come to my attention that this binary package "issue" is going 
> to become a rather large one. So, I'd like to address it before 
> another flamewar begins.
> -This problem already exists.
>  There are many trivial USE-like flags in the various .mk files which 
> change aspects of a package. The binary packages released by NetBSD 
> are all built with the default settings. Major features (I can really 
> only think of the gtk one atm) are handled with alternate package 
> names, like: foo-gtk1 and foo-gtk2. If you want to build a foo 
> package  differently then, you build from source and change settings 
> via .mk infrastructure. Your binary package will be named the same 
> but will differ.

What about if I want gtk2 support on gaim but I don't want gtk2 in
xchat ? 

Really, I prefer package-suffix rather than of a common BUILD_DEF, IMO.

Juan RP		<>

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