[RFC/P] Port System Re-Engineering

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Mon Dec 3 21:07:55 PST 2007

On Mon, 03 Dec 2007 21:03:50 -0600, Aryeh M. Friedman  
<aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:

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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...

Still a bad example from you anyway, because it is not a bug in ports  


> 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.
> - --
> Aryeh M. Friedman
> FloSoft Systems
> Developer, not business, friendly
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