Brooks Davis 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.

-- Brooks
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