Ports with GUI configs
perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Nov 15 16:16:50 PST 2007
On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 11:15:56PM +0000, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:04:07 -0700
> Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 09:43:16PM +0000, RW wrote:
> > > On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:00:55 -0500
> > > Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > I've already deleted the message that kicked me off, but it
> > > > looked to me that you were talking about the 10,000 ports I was
> > > > talking about, and that meant you were referring to new installs,
> > > > not upgrades.
> > >
> > > Why would anyone want to configure ports they don't want to
> > > install?
> > I've been following this discussion without participating, but I have
> > a question:
> > How does that question follow from the preceding, quoted statement?
> I assumed that he meant all ports, 10,000 is of the same order of
> magnitude as the total number of ports (27000), but an absurdly high
> figure for a real system.
> Actually the total number of ports in the entire tree that support
> options is only 1447. And out of 821 ports installed on my KDE desktop
> machine only 140 do.
> The idea that anyone ever has to configure 10,000 ports is nonsense.
Ah, thank you. Somehow, I missed that implication (even though I
personally have far, far fewer ports installed on this machine than 10k,
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