m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jun 8 15:39:33 UTC 2010
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On 08/06/2010 15:43:42, parv at pair.com wrote:
> Am I the only one who has (force) installed open office from package
> without java dependency and has yet to see a problem with MS Word &
> simple Excel files?
> It took about 15 "seconds" of manual count to see an empty window
> after typing "openoffice.org-3.0.0 -nologo". Hardware is ...
> Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz (1795.52-MHz 686-class CPU)
> avail memory = 3119153152 (2974 MB)
> ad4: 305245MB <Hitachi HTS545032B9A300 PB3OC60G> at ata2-master UDMA100 SATA 1.5Gb/s
> (5400 rpm)
I wonder about that. I'm sure there are quite a few pkgs where some of
the registered dependencies are really optional, and the same pkg would
work either with or without them. I know that databases/phpMyAdmin,
which I maintain is like that.
I did spend some time reading up on 'pkg_add -M' and 'pkg_add -S' -- in
theory it should be possible to use pkg_add -M to extract the pkg
contents, feed that into the stdin of a script, which pops up a dialogue
allowing you to make those choices, edits the pkg on the way past and
then feeds it to 'pkg_add -S' for final installation. Can't see how to
force something like that to happen from a normal invocation of
Would be a nice addition -- you could also emulate NOPORTDOCS and
NOPORTEXAMPLES, except entirely with pkgs that way.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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