Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
From: Julien T. Letessier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/20/2003 12:40:16
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Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:

> let me add a comment here...
> There are many packages overloaded with features that are deemed optional by 
> the originating software authors/developers. In some cases, packages have 
> been patched beyond recognition to suit the needs of the package maintainer.
> Why not add only those dependencies that are required to buld and run the 
> package and leave optional dependencies to the user?

You mean, something  la gentoo linux. I second this, but the problem is 
that adding "options" for packages requires more maintenance -- 
different PLISTs for different options, possible dependancies on a 
package with particular options, etc.

Julien T. Letessier
Solarpack Project

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