DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2005-04
Re: cvs commit: src/nrelease Makefile
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:10:56 -0400
David Rhodus <sdrhodus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2005 7:03 PM, Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 18:50:52 -0400
> > David Rhodus <sdrhodus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Apr 10, 2005 5:50 PM, Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > wrote:
> > > > Then, as I explained, I think you should have to edit the
> > > > Makefile yourself, because as I understand it, cvsup-without-gui
> > > > and cdrtools are not optional components of DragonFly.
> > >
> > > If they are non-optional components then I expect you will be
> > > importing them into the src/contrib directory soon ?
> > That's entirely up to Matt to decide.
> > Presumably, though, if he had wanted them in the base, he would have
> > brought them in when he brought in cpdup.
> > -Chris
> That is a contradiction, either those programs either optional or not.
I'm just going by my understanding of the situation, which is mainly
from when Matt objected to an early version of the installer where those
packages were not being installed by default. This led me to believe
that they are required.
> If they are not optional then they need to be imported into the
> source tree, if they are not then we don't need to force them down
> into iso image that is generated.
I agree with the second part of that statement (but in that case, the
real fix would seem to be more along the lines of taking them out of
REQ_PACKAGES and devising a better scheme for selecting what package
sets to include on a release.) The first part doesn't seem to have any
reasoning behind it beyond tradition, though.