Subject: Re: building different package names from PKG_OPTIONS
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/16/2005 21:25:17
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> You didn't mention the impact of this on binary packages.
> Which is the main one, and will affect probably the whole dependency 
> handling, at least to a good bit.
> How do you intend to specify "depend on apache WITH/WITHOUT su-exec" (or 
> whatever)?

Maybe admins could keep some packages.conf that defines the options they 
need. Then a smart pkg_add can look there when making choices for 
dependencies before downloading and installing.

I see a few different people are working on package administration 
interfaces. I need to start playing with some of them.

  Jeremy C. Reed

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