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Re: [GSoC] Add support for FreeBSD package format, RPM and Debian packages(if time allows) to pkgsrc
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 05:27:41PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2011 16:58:27 +0900, Benny Siegert
> >Please use something other than flavor for this (maybe PKG_FORMAT?).
> >OpenBSD and MirBSD call package options "flavors", so this would
> >create unnecessary confusion.
> It's not a new feature for pkgsrc, but already there.
> See pkgsrc/mk/flavor/README (and bsd.flavor-vars.mk).
= Bugs =
The name "flavor" is badly chosen, especially since flavor is such a
broad term that OpenBSD ports collection has chosen to implement
something entirely different using the same name. (This has happended
before pkgsrc has chosen to use this word, though, so no blame on them.)
So now would be a good time to fix this bug, especially given the last
sentence (that one in parens with the typo).
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