Subject: Re: "torrentutils" vs. "bash"
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/25/2007 14:29:00
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At Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:51:09 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
Subject: Re: "torrentutils" vs. "bash"
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 01:44:32PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > Well unless even more has been lost in the gutting of pkg_install than
> > I'm aware of, are not _BINARY_ package inter-dependencies still
> > expressed using ${DEPENDS}!?!?!?!?!?
> The tools framework is used to decide (a) whether the native version is
> good enough and (b) if it is not, to add the right (BUILD_)DEPENDS.

The tools framework is quite simply the WRONG thing to use in this case!

If the run-time requirements are clear then a hard-coded DEPENDS is the
right thing to do!

For those platforms which come ready with the right (and up-to-date)
tools in their base configurations then the g* tools need only install
the appropriate symlinks!

This really shouldn't be so complicated.  K.I.S.S.  Use the right tool
for the job.  Etc., etc., etc.  All these "frameworks" just get in the way!

						Greg A. Woods

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