pkg vs. port tree install

Lev leventelist at
Fri Jul 10 21:12:50 UTC 2015

On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 23:02:28 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> Because the port maintainer who sets the default options
> decided that this is not a good idea. :-)
> In many cases, users seem to prefer the command-line git.
> When you add git-gui and gitk, both compile-time and
> run-time dependencies will increase. X will be required,
> along with many many libraries (due to the many involved
> levels of abstraction and dependendy). So the package is
> a "functional minimum", not a "possible maximum". Users
> who wish to extend the functionality can easily do so
> by building from source.
> However, pkg will probably soon find a way to deal with
> this: "package flavors", where you can chose a precompiled
> binary package depending on options. This is interesting.
> If you have n options, you'd need 2^n packages... :-)

That makes sense. I'd do a git-full package. Like texlive-base,

Thank you for the information.


73 de HA5OGL
Op.: Levente

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