Anders Nordby anders at
Tue Mar 15 12:18:58 PST 2005


Add WITHOUT_CUPS=yes to /etc/make.conf already, Gnome and other things
can do without it.

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 03:05:25PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
> I have not complained aobout this for some years now, although it's really
> and truly been a thorn in my side ... but I thought, well, I am probably
> OK to complain once per decade.  Here is my bitch:
> Refers to ports that include the kitchen sink, and DON'T do it as options.
> The one that caused me to really bitch this time is gnome, and it's the
> printing option, but it's the same with KDE: they both FORCE you to
> install CUPS, which I abhor, and have the most horrible time with.  I
> personally am in love with Andreas' fantastic port print/apsfilter, and I
> just can't see why it's necessary to force folks to install this port.  In
> my own opinion, one line in the pkg-descr that infomed about a gnome-print
> port wouild have been a whole lot better.
> It's quite the same for audio, or many other apps.  Everyone seems to have
> this built in need to have their port be the biggest, like they're on
> piece vs. time pay or something, I dunno.
> It would not be hard, not be difficult, to fix things, and this would
> REALLY improve our ports.
> OK, I don't require folks agree with me, just that they listen, and I have
> herewith had my once-per-decade rant.  Back to being an occaisonal pita.
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