Subject: Re: "binutils" under NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/14/2007 01:08:10
Matthias Scheler wrote:
> The result of this change is that every package including
> "pkgsrc/devel/binutils/" (e.g. "pkgsrc/multimedia/mplayer")
> no requires the "binutils" package from "pkgsrc". This was not necessary
> before and the "mplayer" package could be build without problems that way.

But the pkgsrc package provides the libraries and headers. Shouldn't a 
built-in package provide the same things as a pkgsrc one?

How is a "good enough" system-provided package defined? There's nothing 
in the pkgsrc guide about this topic. :(