On 15.07.2019 18:49, David Holland wrote: > On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 03:58:32PM +0200, Kamil Rytarowski wrote: > > git is so widely known software that virtually every person using pkgsrc > > knows what it is without consulting DESCR. DESCR is good for learning > > some new piece of software. > > So is e.g. Python and if you don't read the directions, you don't get > what you want. > For directions that are important we ship with MESSAGES for a reason. Putting any directions in DESCR is counter-effective, regardless of what is our opinion on people who skip studying DESCR in software they build. > > The bug is to push into mouth of users gitk, when they ask pkgin to > > install git. > > I find it boggling that anyone actually cares this much. Git already > pulls in a ton of stuff even if you only install git-base. > git can survive more or less with a C compiler only. git-base just adds curl and perl with 5 packages for practical reasons as it's difficult to live without them. This dependency graph can compete with fossil or cvs.
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