Subject: Re: "binutils" under NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/14/2007 08:48:02
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 01:08:10AM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> > But the pkgsrc package provides the libraries and headers. Shouldn't a 
> > built-in package provide the same things as a pkgsrc one?
> Neither NetBSD nor Mac OS X seem to ship that header. Linux distribution
> on the other hand seem to do that.

Debian and Ubuntu don't install it by default either, because they ship 
the libraries in a different package from the headers. But Red Hat does 
include the include files in the same binutils package as the libraries.

> > How is a "good enough" system-provided package defined? There's nothing 
> > in the pkgsrc guide about this topic. :(
> That is indeed a problem.
> And I wonder whether the dependence in the "SDL" package is wrong. 
> We might need some kind of "binutils" tool definition.

  Jeremy C. Reed