Hauke Fath <hf%spg.tu-darmstadt.de@localhost> writes: >> That's not an accurate characterization. I pointed out that it's a core >> principle of pkgsrc that when you build a package you get the same >> outcome, absent intentionally setting options. I don't think that view >> is controversial or surprising. > > No, but how does it apply here? > > We install a fonts directory which can be used with or without X11 - > rrdtool uses the fonts to produce web png graphics. Now we can > > (1) make the (install-time) font registration optional - No X, nothing > to register. I wrapped this pattern up as "Use FEATURE if available, > move on if not", which is what you (strongly) reacted to. With the caveats/extended description in the reply I just sent about abs@'s proposal, I think we might be converged. The skip optional shouldn't lead to install font package install some parts of modular X not having the font caches built, where they would been in the opposite install order. > (2) mandate that since the fonts will have to be registered with an > optional X11 installation, the package has an implicit X11 > dependency. Which could be a package option, but Thomas didn't think > this would scale (can't blame him). I don't think that's actually all that bad, as nobody has shown that what is depended on is large or difficult. It's not a dependency on meta-packages/modular-xorg, but a dependency on one small tool. > Any (3) that I cannot see? I don't see a 3 either, but I think 1 is likely workable.
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