Subject: Re: Disabling gtk-demo from gtk2
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2007 23:41:19
On Sep 11, 2007, at 11:35 PM, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> 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 wrong.

Surely not!  I've been arguing against that for a looong time :-)

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>