Subject: Re: gnome and www/libgtkhtml
To: C. <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/06/2005 23:14:40
On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 19:01 -0300, César Catrián C. wrote:
> Hi.
> I would like to suggest gnome as optional in www/libgtkhtml .
> Can I file a PR for it? and for other packages as well.

No, not this way.

What will happen when somebody has libgtkhtml built w/o gnome support
and a gnome package needs libgtkhtml w/ gnome?  Build "mysteriously"
broken, because you can't differentiate between both.  Not to say that
binary-only users won't have a choice.

If that needs to be done, a separate package must be created (say
libgtkhtml-nognome) or something similar.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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