shells/bash-completion requires textproc/gsed
jb.quenot at caraldi.com
Wed Feb 18 08:15:27 PST 2004
* Kirk Strauser:
> At 2004-02-18T09:28:45Z, Jean-Baptiste Quenot <jb.quenot at caraldi.com>
> > Bash Completion uses GNU extensions that FreeBSD sed does not have.
> > GNU sed and BSD sed are very different, and incompatible. Setting
> > up a runtime dependency on gsed when installing bash-completion
> > ensures that all completions are functional, and that Bash
> > Completion behaves consistently between operating systems.
> I patched the port to add the *optional* dependency on gsed. I'm
> still opposed to *requiring* the extra dependency, but now it's
> available if you want it.
Well, although I don't really understand why you are reluctant to
*require* the extra dependency, it is better than nothing. However, it
is preventing a bit more bash completion to gain popularity... Most
users won't care about that WITH_GSED switch, and most completions just
Maybe you have good reasons to do so that I don't know. Anyway, I hope
the completions I wrote for FreeBSD-specific programs like portinstall,
kldload and so on are compatible with BSD sed at least ;-)
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