dependency explosions

Grzegorz Junka list1 at
Mon Oct 3 13:11:52 UTC 2016

On 03/10/2016 12:14, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> Le 01/10/2016 à 04:35, Julian Elischer a écrit :
>> There is a need for a "minimum" install of a lot of packages.
> Some dependencies are often optional, and can be unchecked by running
> make config.
>> Such a 'minimum' install should probably be the default when coming in
>> as a dependency, as
>> there is an increasing tendency to configure things with all the bells
>> and whistles.
> The bare minimum will never be the default.  The default is what will
> fit most people, so that they can use our packages out of the box.

Shouldn't all packages default to noX dependencies? If I am not mistaken 
FreeBSD is predominantly a server-side system, with X running only 
occasionally (I am running X but I compile all packages with poudriere).


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