RFC: Merging X11BASE to LOCALBASE
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Thu Jul 13 01:10:11 UTC 2006
On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 08:59:08PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 19:56 -0500, Brooks Davis wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 04:48:39PM -0700, Fred Cox wrote:
> > > Those man pages for whatis are pretty radically
> > > different in size. Maybe they are mergeable, but
> > > there's going to be a fair amount of work doing that
> > > for all possible conflicts.
> > They are generated files see makewhatis(1). There will probably be a
> > few real conflicts, but it's unlikely to be a serious issue.
> It may be more serious than you think. Currently, GNOME and KDE will
> conflict with each other if this move happens. We will have to either
> come up with a new pseudo-port to handle common files, or find some
> other way of consolidating things.
That should be a pretty easy thing to check out. Just installing GNOME
and KDE on the same machine and then running:
"cat /var/db/pkg/*/+CONTENTS | sort | uniq -d"
would give a list of all potential duplicate files. Running pkg_which
on those with both prefixes would give you all the conflicts after
screening out generated files. It's certainly a real issue, but i
double it's all that bad. It's not as though other projects haven't
solved some version of this.
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