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Re: MKHTML and users of bsd.*.mk in pkgsrc

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 05:08:18PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 03:15:58PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 08:44:56PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 10:18:14PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > > > So I propose the following:  pkgsrc should provide a default inner
> > > > mk.conf for NetBSD (I hope it's the only platform where we use the
> > > > host make in that way) with all the user-settables set to certain
> > > > values, so that when a change is made ins src, it doesn't affect
> > > > pkgsrc.
> > > 
> > > I still believe the general change is wrong for exactly this reason. It
> > > doesn't not only affect pkgsrc, but in pkgsrc it is most visible.
> > > For this reason I would like to see the actual change discussed.
> > 
> > So a change is wrong because it... changes things?  I think of myself
> > as a fairly conservative person, but you're out of my league.
> No, because it changes things beyond the base system without discussing
> whether that should be done. As I said, it applies to all software that
> uses a BSD make based build system.

Anyway, thanks for your useful contribution to this discussion.  The
part of my original mail that you skipped said my point wasn't to
discuss whether the change is wrong or right.

Now do you have actually have something to say about my original
proposal or did you only take a chance at ranting about a change you
don't agree with?

And please don't just reply to that.

Quentin Garnier - -
"See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
[...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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