freebsd packages going the debian way!
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Sat Oct 13 04:28:46 UTC 2018
On Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:11:07 +0100, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
> 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.
If it really is, I suspect a typical case of the "documentation
does not match reality" Linuxism, as well as "let's just include
everything" Linuxism. ;-)
> > > - 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.
Maybe because "Google Mail is now the standard" it was decided
to include it by default.
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