Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 10:20:37
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Sean Davis wrote:

: mplayer would be a good example. Unless you specifically disable arts in
: mk.conf, you have to build KDE to build mplayer.

Well, not completely true; you need QT and ARTS.  KDE is not needed.  (Its is in arts/, but commented out....)

But if you can turn it off in mk.conf, then there is no problem.  Binary
packages meant for public distribution should be built with no options set
and be fully functional; knobs to *turn off* some behaviors are acceptable
on a per-person basis.

-- Todd Vierling <>