harder and harder to avoid pkg

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Fri Oct 14 07:39:32 UTC 2016

On 13/10/2016 10:33 AM, RW via freebsd-ports wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:59:47 -0700
> Julian Elischer wrote:
>> As the number of dependencies between packages get ever higher, it
>> becomes more and more difficult to compile packages and the
>> dependence on binary precompiled packages is increased. However
>> binary packages are unsuitable for some situations.  We really need
>> to follow the lead of some of the Linux groups and have -runtime and
>> -devel versions of packages,  OR  we what woudlbe smarter, woudl be
>> to have several "sub manifests" to allow unpacking in different
>> environments.
>> A simple example:   libxml2
>> This package installs include files and libraries and dicumentation
>> etc.
>> yet if I build an appliance , I want it to only install a singe file.
>> /usr/local/lib/libxml2.so.2
> What practical problem does installing the include files and man pages
> cause you?
I have to delete them from the appliance I'm building up.
So I need to get the manifest, remove the files I want from it, and 
delete every other file mentioned.

This is an appliance class machine. It has 2G of storage and that has 
to  include 2 copies for the OS so we can ping-pong for upgrades.

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