On 16.07.2019 17:04, Mayuresh wrote: > On Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 09:10:40AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote: >> It could be an option, but options basically don't work with binary >> packages, > > Well, options is _the_ reason to use pkgsrc for users other than official > maintainers of binary packages. Otherwise binaries would have been just > fine for them as well. Having provided binaries as an option why don't we > want to let pkgsrc users enjoy their flexibility. > > There are OSes with binary installation as primary culture - most Linux > distros for example. They have their own build systems which are hardly > visible to users at large. I don't think we wish pkgsrc to go that way. > > Hard to imagine pkgsrc with "no options" as its primary philosophy. > > Mayuresh > This is a meta topic, but in the end the user is supposed to get piece of software as a package (even if it is built locally). Options and building from sources is supported in probably every popular packaging system, including RPM.
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