Packages with Absurd Dependencies

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at
Thu Jul 1 09:13:54 PDT 2004

On Thursday 01 July 2004 17:43, Jeffrey Katcher wrote:
> I appreciate your response, and apologize for my somewhat overdramatic
> posting.  I know I have more control via ports, but it's the prebuilt
> packages with dependencies that are most troublesome.  I can understand
> libxml2, even, but gtk2?  There should be another class of dependency for
> "could use" instead of "must use"...

There has been a long thread about this topic just recently. Search the 
archives of this list for a thread "A question about dependencies".

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