Subject: Re: Binary packages and optional dependencies
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <email@example.com>
Date: 10/21/2006 22:03:39
On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 08:01:08PM +0200, Havard Eidnes wrote:
> 1) Do we aim at solving this problem, or is "build that package
> from source, then" an acceptable answer? (It would be nice if
> we supported use of binary packages...)
I have at least for many packages an answer already. E.g. many PHP
packages can be built for either PHP 4 and PHP 5. In my bulk build code,
the system will build both versions as long as they create different
This doesn't work in all cases, e.g. mod_php/mod_perl is critical, but
covers many issues.
The sharp dependencies exist for a reason since it can make a reason
that Apache 1.3 vs. Apache 2 makes a difference for a package.