the GIMP and Samba

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Wed Jan 5 22:52:41 UTC 2011

There's prolly a 10 line function the developer didn't want to write. I've seen some case where it takes more code to link to other packages than just write what's needed.  Drives me crazy to have to install apps that have "nothing" to do with the app I really need...

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Chad Perrin
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:20 PM
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Subject: the GIMP and Samba

Can someone enlighten me as to why the GIMP package would require
libsmbclient?  This strikes me as the very height of software bloat
absurdity.  Maybe I'm missing something.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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