Subject: Re: suggestion for pkg_tools
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/18/2000 08:18:36
In article <>,
	Hubert Feyrer <> writes:
> For b) this needs some subtle changes to packages, which is not easy to
> work out: some GNU autoconf scripts detect perl automatically, so there
> may no be much work to do there. Other packages may need additional
> patches, configure arguments, different PLIST etc. to disable/enable perl
> support - right now, we don't have an infrastructure to accomodate that.

And it will create package variants all behaving differently. That way
you can be sure what features a precompiled binary package supports and
what not. That was why the package source maintainer decided against
optional dependences.

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler