Grandfather dependencies completely out of control

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon May 3 01:08:56 UTC 2010

On 05/02/10 15:28, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On 5/2/10 5:19 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>> On 05/02/10 03:21, Koop Mast wrote:
>>> One of the scripts provided by devel/glib20 is a perl script. That is the reason why 
>>> we need perl.
>> Thanks for the response, couple things come to mind. First, how  many
>> things actually make use of those perl/python scripts? If the number is
>> small they should probably be OPTIONS that default to off, or slave
>> ports as Thomas suggested.
> The script (glib-mkenums) is actually very important to almost all ports
> which depend on glib.  Yes, what Thomas suggested could be done with
> some considerable work.  What might be better is to have someone versed
> in shell scripting translate this script to sh.  I think the GNOME guys
> would be fine to accept that.

Please note that I'm not overwhelmingly interested in this particular
case. I'm more concerned about the general problem of grandfather



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