ports system woes

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 31 04:38:51 PDT 2008

soralx at cydem.org píše v po 31. 03. 2008 v 01:00 -0700:

> for all this GNOME/GTK stuff? Insane, I say. Look at the depndencies field
> for `make search` results -- atrocious. How often do you care about a port
> depending on xproto, Xlib, x..., instead of just Xorg?

Actually there's an ongoing effort to change ports to depend only on the
Xorg pieces that are actually needed, instead on the whole bowl.

> Since nothing can be done about it, how about placing all the packages
> that constitute base of Xorg into a separate directory in /var/db/pkg/ ?

I don't see how that would simplify anything. /var/db/pkg is not ment to
be user friendly.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
              <pav at FreeBSD.org>

Pilot to Co-Pilot: Boo.
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