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

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 08:37:26PM +0200, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
 > > 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.

5 packages? It pulls in pcre2, curl, libunistring, both libidn and
libidn2, plus perl and 17 assorted perl modules, which is a mess in
its own right. git-gitk adds to this: tk and tcl.

tcl and tk together are not even a third the size of perl.

cvs depends on nothing (except the zlib in base) so you're way off the

David A. Holland

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