harder and harder to avoid pkg

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 11:06:43 UTC 2016

2016-10-14 11:22 GMT+02:00 Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org>:
> It is imho doable in both sides.
> We could imagine tagging the plist/manifest so pkg can allow a user to install
> only the things tagged as runtime for exemple which would do the job. for what
> Julian is asking for beside adding lots of complexity pkg(8) and adding a
> nightmare in the solver.
> That would "please" the people that want "hey keep the giant flat package as it
> is better for dev given I don't have to install the -devel version something"
> and the people wanting fine grain selection if they need to.
> But on the ports side that would be a nightmare having to tag all the plist (and
> this cannot be automated because there are to many corner cases.

IIRC, rpm builders have script that automate this by finding files in
standard directories. Probably by checking in the stage a include/
directory and "tag" it as the development part.

It will be the most smart way of doing this but still require some
addition to pkg. Probably like:

- pkg install mylib
- pkg install -t dev mylib
- pkg install -t runtime mylib
- pkg install -t dev,runtime,doc mylib

Just thinking ;)

Demelier David

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