Subject: Re: Disabling gtk-demo from gtk2
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2007 17:35:17
Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 05:27:13PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>> At last I got to doing this.  I built gtk2 alone, timing a 'make'  
>> just after a 'make extract', inside a virtual machine with NetBSD- 
>> current and up-to-date pkgsrc.
>> The current gtk2 package took 32m41s (real time) to build (wow,  
>> that's a lot more than it used to take not-so-long-ago!).  If I  
>> disable the 'demos' and 'tests' directories, the time is cut to  
>> 25m32s, so the speed savings is 7m.  This was run on a Core 2 Duo  
>> 2.16 machine (host; virtual machine is a bit slower ;-), so the  
>> savings will be much bigger on older machines (but I'm lazy to try  
>> now because it will take a long while...).
> Well, then go ahead and make it an option or a separate package...

Please don't make it a package option unless it results in a binary 
package that actually differs whether the option is set or not.  I 
noticed some other package doing this the other day, which is completely 


	-- Johnny Lam <>