[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 19:03:55 PST 2007

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Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 20:23:20 -0600, Aryeh Friedman
> <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Having said that dependencies often do depend on the order the leaves
>>> are installed, because some ports will use alternate dependencies
>>> according to what's already there. It makes things a lot easier to
>>> maintain.
>>> _______________________________________________
>> btw xdm is not the worst offender for example if you install abiword
>> after installing gnome it will not start but if you install it before
>> hand then install gnome no issue
> Have you report this to gnome at FreeBSD.org yet? The abiword port will
> enable with GNOME option by default if GNOME exists in system, but
> you can avoid that by use WITHOUT_GNOME=yes. You want to rewrite
> ports system because of this?

It was one of several examples... jesus how I wish I could post some
of the private replies I got so people could see the amount of
frustration out there with the current system but that would color
other replies so I will wait until I don't get any new survey replies
for 24 hrs then I will post a summary and verbatum the ones the
orginal authors let me do this with.

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Aryeh M. Friedman
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