mtools vs X11 (Re: FreeBSD Port: syslinux-3.72)

Michel Talon talon at
Fri Mar 20 15:26:35 PDT 2009

Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> Personally, I think it makes more sense for mtools to be  
> the full and complete representation
> of the actual program.

Personnally i think that such opinion considerably harms the ports
system, by transforming some ports (fortunately not many) into
a kitchen sink of dependencies, which cause considerable trouble for
the unhappy users. Adding X, which is a very big dependency for a
port like mtools, where nobody in his right mind would think or even
know there is a guy, is like adding the whole TeTex for getting the
symbol font (i have seen that) or other similar wise decisions. If
a little judgement was applied in such cases, it would enhance 
greatly the usefulness of the ports system.


Michel TALON

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