Subject: Re: option in gnome-base to avoid smb?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 11/03/2007 14:48:34
Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 12:15:56PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> I'm already doing this with -arts to avoid pulling it into a few
>> packages, but that option was preexisting, and optionizing a
>> meta-package seems a bit different.
> I don't want to see options in meta packages. That feels *very* wrong.
I thought that objection might arise, and I can sort of see the point.
Do you have a proposal for how to accomodate someone who wants to avoid
samba being built/installed but does want (or at least not object to)
99% of gnome-base?
I think this would be pretty simple, just defining a var with smb option
and putting it in suggested, and an if around the dependency.
What's the difference between omitting a dependency in a meta-pkg and
omitting a dependency and changing the build in a regular package? The
latter is the normal way, and it seems quite similar.
> PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS-= smb
There is no "-=" operator in bmake. Use this instead:
Ooops, I knew that, and that's what I meant. Thanks for reminding me,
and for clarifying for the archives.