freebsd packages going the debian way!

RW rwmaillists at
Fri Oct 12 21:11:14 UTC 2018

On Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:53 +0200
Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:42:37 +0000, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> > i have been tinkering around with mailing system options under
> > freebsd and have found most of the options are dependent on entire
> > unnecessary bloated external components.
> > eg.;
> > - fetchmail depends on python, why?  
> I think because of the fetchmailconf X11 tool, that one
> actually requires Python - fetchmail itself doesn't. So
> in this case, you are much better _not_ using the package
> (where the default building options don't fit your needs
> or expectations), and go with "make configure", select
> only the stuff that you _actually_ want, and then run
> "make install".

It's strange, the python dependency seems to be unconditional when I
would have expected it to be conditional on the X11 option (which is off
by default). This may be a mistake. 

> > - nmh depends on curl and libhttp, why?  
> Seems to be something new. Older versions didn't need it.

Seems to be for OAUTH authentication, currently just for sending though
gmail by the look of it.

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