[Bug 269120] misc/mc: is nox11 variant really necessary?

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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 19:58:40 UTC

            Bug ID: 269120
           Summary: misc/mc: is nox11 variant really necessary?
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: danfe@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: yury@shurup.com
             Flags: maintainer-feedback?(danfe@FreeBSD.org)
          Assignee: danfe@FreeBSD.org

Hi there,

Honest question from the maintainer: is the nox11 variant really necessary?

If --with-x is supplied, we will use X11 headers during build time, but at
runtime X11 libraries will be dlopen'ed if available, but if not, mc will start
anyways with X11 support disabled. The same applies to aspell support.

The reason why I'm asking is that some distros didn't know about this and
thought that building mc with X11 will cause a runtime dependency, hence
useless nox11 variants not having runtime dependency that wasn't there in the
first place... not sure whether FreeBSD has its own reasons to have a separate
port (e.g. allow building on systems without X11 headers?).

All the best,

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