Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Sep 27 03:30:37 UTC 2017

On 09/26/2017 17:43, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> On 09/26/2017 16:56, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 4:39:29 +1000, Andy Farkas wrote:
>>> On 27/09/2017 04:22, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
>>>> Please read the whole email.
>>> What are FLAVORS and why do I need it?
>>> Is there somewhere that explains the intent and purpose?
>> Thank you!  Just the question I was going to ask.
> FLAVORS allows a pkg repo to contain variations of the same port. For 
> example, a port that has two mutually exclusive options can now exist 
> in the public repo as both builds (each with their own FLAVOR suffix), 
> rather than requiring the port maintainer select a default and force 
> users of the other to compile the port themselves, or do things like 
> maintain subports.

thanks for the clarification - this sounds like a really useful feature 
for my workflow at least.  i can actually think of several linux distros 
where something like this would have saved me lots of cycles due to 
having to maintain my own versions (or flavors i guess) of common packages.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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