Subject: Re: problems with packages (was Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/sets)
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/13/2004 23:43:00
On Fri, 12 Nov 2004, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> When a package is built and installed it should come with all it's bits
> and pieces and parts all in one lump.  It's rediculous to split
> everything up unnecessarily and it causes enormous headaches and
> overhead for pkgsrc maintainers and it leads to many unnecessary
> mistakes and bugs.  Developers might not admit it or even realize it
> consiously but the evidence is already stacking up in GNATS.

There are some packages which clearly should be split. A perfect example 
is gcc and its run-time libraries.

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