Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 06:55:39
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 06:38:06PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:
> > This is only one side of the coin, because on the other hand it forces people
> > to download and install mega-packages such as ghostscript, TeX etc. pp.,
> > although they may never use the functionality of that package.
> What packages, when you enable multibyte characters, force you to
> download and install mega-packages?
> My argument is that you can add very useful stuff that *doesn't* require
> much in the way of extra packages. (Typically, the multinational stuff
> requires only libiconv, which is fairly small.) So unless you can point
> out the "megapackages" that doing this would add, there's no reason, by
> your argument, not to add these features. (Unless you have some reason
> other than just "downloading an installing megapackages.")

mplayer would be a good example. Unless you specifically disable arts in
mk.conf, you have to build KDE to build mplayer. If KDE isn't a
"megapackage", nothing is.


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