[HEADSUP] Staging, packaging and more
Marcus von Appen
mva at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 4 06:18:37 UTC 2013
On, Thu Oct 03, 2013, Fernando Apesteguía wrote:
> El 03/10/2013 22:41, "Marcus von Appen" <mva at freebsd.org> escribió:
> > On, Thu Oct 03, 2013, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
> > > On 10/03/13 07:17, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> > > > on 03/10/2013 11:48 Baptiste Daroussin said the following:
> > > >> This also allows lots of new features to come:
> > > >> - Allow to create sub-packages
> > > >> - Allow to create debuginfo packages.
> > > > I'd like to mention a few other possibilities along the same lines:
> > > > - doc packages
> > > > - examples packages
> > > > - "devel" packages (headers, tools and other files required for
> > > > dependent software, but not generally needed for an end user)
> > >
> > > Please no devel packages.
> > Seconded.
> What's wrong with devel packages?
It complicates things for developers and custom software on
FreeBSD. The typical situation that I see on most Linux platforms is a
lot of confusion by people, why their custom software XYZ does not
properly build - the most common answer: they forgot to install a
tremendous amount of dev packages, containing headers, build tools and
On FreeBSD, you can rely on the fact that if you installed e.g. libGL,
you can start building your own GL applications without the need to
install several libGL-dev, libX11-dev, ... packages first.
This is something, which I personally see as a big plus of the FreeBSD
ports system and which makes FreeBSD attractive as a development platform.
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