Subject: Re: pkg/29227
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/27/2005 12:27:40
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Curt Sampson wrote:
> I just think it's a very bad situation when the OS has iconv, ruby has
> iconv, a "./configure && make" with an unmodified untar of the source
> installs iconv, and yet our package system doesn't.
pkgsrc tries Hard to have similar results cross-platform. If some platforms
need the extra dependency, and pkgsrc provides it in a granular form, then
it's granular for all systems (even if iconv is in "the base system"). That
keeps the packages quite consistent.
www/php4 and the php4-* modules (which are actually part of the php4
package's source) show another example of how this works.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>