Subject: the recent 'gettext ABI change' bump.
To: None <>
From: Tom Spindler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/06/2006 04:27:09
Why was the bump done so indiscrimately? I can't see why, say,
cdparanoia would depend on the gettext libs, or acpidump, or
firefox-bin-flash, or win32-codecs - the last two not depending on
any system libs at all!

If this is something that's needed for dragonfly, arguably that
should be handled by something specifically in the mk/ files, not
in every single pkgsrc file/directory.

In the meantime, I don't particularly look forward to recompiling
nearly every single package on my system.