harder and harder to avoid pkg

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Fri Oct 14 07:34:59 UTC 2016

On 13/10/2016 5:42 AM, David Demelier wrote:
> 2016-10-12 10:04 GMT+02:00 Andrea Venturoli <ml at netfence.it>:
>> On 10/12/16 09:24, Matthieu Volat wrote:
>>> And GNU/Linuxes can be a PITA when you have to track -dev(el) packages
>>> (which sometimes really requires -bin, -app or whatever), or worst, describe
>>> to people how they are supposed to build your software with weird subpackage
>>> names.
>>> I really like that ports provides the software project as intended by
>>> upstream (modulo options).
>> Just a "me too" here!
> Could not agree more.
> Please forget that idea.
> I just hate having to install libfoo, libfoo-dev, libfoo-dbg,
> libfoo-doc, libfoo-whatever each time I need to develop on Linux.
> Please do not transform FreeBSD as a Linux distribution :)
> I love the way FreeBSD and some very sparse Linux distributions
> provide the packages exactly how it would be installed by hand (=
> vanilla).
> FreeBSD offers some options and very few changes for better
> integration but packages are provided vanilla. You want a package? You
> install /packagename/ nothing more, nothing less. I really would like
> to see simple vanilla packages for the next 10 years.
> The FreeBSD ports is already extremely complicated, do not make it
> even harder :(
The suggestion is not for ports, but for packages..
a single package could be unpacked in 'runtime only' or 'everything' mode.
basically one package, two manifests.  So no "foo-devel" or "foo-runtime"
just 'foo'

> Regards,

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