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

On 20.07.2019 20:19, David Holland wrote:
> 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
> mark.

The package is fatter, but git itself can disable all of them and can
live without event pthread and iconv.

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