[RfD] Merging fortune ports

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Dec 21 18:27:58 UTC 2013

On 21/12/2013 14:27, A.J. 'Fonz' van Werven wrote:
> Would it be a good idea to merge all fortune* ports into one and use the
> OPTIONS framework to let the user select which cookie jar(s) they wish to
> install?

This will make it impossible for people that use binary packages to
choose which fortune cookie jars they want installed -- in effect,
they'll always get whatever the default setting is from OPTIONS.

Better to have separate ports for the different cookie jars (ie. as we
have now), and an overall meta-port with the OPTIONS settings allowing
people to choose what they want.  See lang/php55-extensions for an
example of the sort of thing I mean.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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