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Re: devel/git and devel/git-base are confusing

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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