Excessive dependancies for OpenOffice 2.0 port

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Nov 6 10:05:35 PST 2005

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 12:18:09PM -0500, Mikhail T. wrote:
> I'm surprised, you are not objecting to the port's building of its OWN
> C and C++ compiler, as well as a bunch of "small" things like STLport,
> db4, expat (yes, it depends on it, but builds its own too!), sablotron,
> xmlsec, etc. etc.
> The vendor, with its requirement to run on the odd OS-es like Solaris
> -- with no good standard way of adding 3rd party packages -- has some
> excuse for providing all these.
> The FreeBSD port-maintainers have none...

I don't think you realise how much work it is to keep OO building even
with stock vendor sources, let alone with third party versions of
those packages.

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