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Re: devel/cmake patch

On Sat, Jul 07, 2018 at 01:03:10PM -0600, Brook Milligan wrote:
> It seems that reducing the prerequisites would be a generally useful
> goal for pkgsrc.  Why is it not appropriate to depend on a package that
> will solve the problem rather than requiring a general prerequisite for
> all of pkgsrc?

The problem is that many Linux systems have half-assed installations,
i.e. parts or none of the headers, which makes it a lot more difficult
to figure out what libraries are actually usable. You can always tell
pkgsrc explicitly to assume that certain base libraries are not present.
In this case, you are lying about the curses installation being
incompatible, since it is not the problem. The problem is that you don't
really have a curses installation on your specific system. With a decent
installation even of the same distro, it would just work.


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