alternative options for ports
will at csociety.org
Sat Oct 16 11:10:34 PDT 2004
On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 11:02:14PM +1000, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 02:11:59PM +0200, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > Although mplayer is a somewhat extreme example there are many other
> > ports that also have several independent options, and would also
> > require a large number of slave-ports to cover all configurations.
> PHP with all its extensions has resolved it nicely.
> Now if all software could be so modular everything would be sweet.
Indeed. Please end this silly discussion. Packages should be
taken into account wherever possible, and slave ports satisfy the
need pretty well. They may not work for everything, however. :(
Unfortunately, adding code for FLAVORS and friend is extremely
nontrivial. I looked into that a few times, and we would need to
more or less rewrite the whole functionality... and doing so in
make-ese is difficult, to say the least.
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