Subject: Re: pkg/29227
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/23/2005 08:35:00
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Takahiro Kambe wrote:

>> though iconv is a standard part of NetBSD 2.0.
> It is intentionally as ruby-curses, ruby-gdbm, ruby-readline, ....

Why are you making the ruby package so hard to use? To be able to run
any ruby program that says it requires ruby 1.8.2, I have two choices.

Choice one:
     tar xzf ruby-1.8.2.tar.gz
     cd ruby-1.8.2
     configure && make install

Or, I can install the ruby package, then install ruby-curses,
ruby-iconv, and then start to try to figure out what other things that
are present in the basic, ordinary install of ruby-1.8.2 have been
removed from the NetBSD stripped-down versionn of ruby, install those
packages. It's absurd.

If this is to save space, I'd like to know just how much space is saved.
The standard ruby install is 10 MB or so. Of that, iconv is less than 40
KB, or less than 0.4%.

So what's up?

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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