cvs commit: ports/security/gnupg Makefile

Roman Bogorodskiy novel at
Tue Sep 4 22:10:35 PDT 2007

  Michael Nottebrock wrote:

> Doug Barton schrieb:
> >>
> >> OPTIONS would be reasonable in this case. We can enable ncurses backend
> >> by default and user will be able to configure the port to make it use
> >> other backends he/she wants.
> >
> > That is basically what I had in mind. I'd like to hear from lofi, but
> > my offer to help with that is still good.
> Security/pinentry is an "old school" master-port for the
> pinentry-[toolkit] slave-ports. I stopped doing master-slave ports of
> that sort after that one precisely because you end up in situations like
> this where people manage to miss the ports they are supposed to use
> despite the fact they are being pointed to them in pkg-messages and they
> can be very easily found in a search.
> Apparently even committers sometimes cannot see the wood for the trees
> because Roman could have just added options for each of the pinentry
> slave ports to the already existing gnupg options menu in his PR
> instead. I would like that better than a runtime dependency on an
> option-ifyed pinentry port, but not by much, because the main reason why
> I never added a runtime dependency on any pinentry to the gnupg port
> (back when it was still gnupg-devel) still remains: Whatever pinentry
> you depend on by default through whatever indirection, it will be always
> be the wrong one for the package users out there. That is why the
> pkg-message in gnupg exists.
> So, do what you reckon is best, but I do not think that
> security/pinentry needs to be changed.

Eh... sorry, I don't consider configuring one port using OPTIONS of
_other_ port is a sane way of doing things, it's even worse than
handling dependencies using pkg-message.

However, I'm not going to take part in this discussion anymore, you're
free to do what you want, and I'm not even a maintainer of gnupg. KTHX

Roman Bogorodskiy
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