David Brownlee <abs%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > We could have a variation on PKG_SUGGESTED_OPTIONS which if > present is guaranteed to produce a binary package without > redistribution restrictions, and have the bulk build system > use that and automatically add a note to the includes MESSAGE > that certain options are missing in this build We could, but I would be happier making the default build ok, and letting people turn things on. It seems best if what a user types with a default install matches the binary packages on the ftp server. Maybe a meta-option "allow-nonfree-dependencies" could default to off, and if set, then packages would add them to PKG_SUGGESTED_OPTIONS. That would people express that they want to tend towards fully functional and nonfree, but not lose the defaults-matches-binaries property. Maybe 'meta-option' is needless complexity and this should just be a variable. Perhaps we should first take a pass at what the problems are. I suspect mplayer is one of the more significant cases. As for gnome, I really don't understand why the gnome folks recommend anything non-free to start with.
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