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Re: Remove BIND, Sendmail, Perl and etc from base?

From: Simon 'corecode' Schubert <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 13:53:43 +0200

Lately Jeremy Messenger told:

> Good, have the ability of build the source (like ports) is great.
> Because, many apps have the options to enable or disable in the
> compile such as Gnome apps. For example, if I want AbiWord to compile
> with Gnome support.  If someone don't even want to have AbiWord with
> the Gnome support. I don't know how it works with Debian, I only use
> it for like a week long time ago.

oh please, people, stop talking about debian. it has always been a PITA
to me.
most packages pull in as many dependencies as available with the result
that simple sylpheed will take about 50MB or such (don't nail me down on
that, but you get the idea) whereas i don't want a spell checker or PALM
connection at all.

better look at gentoo's portage! it's USE flags are a very good idea.
you always need to weight configurability vs space vs compile load.

i'd go for something easy configurable as portage's USE stuff plus some
default options selecting the packages being built. don't ask me for
details yet but i don't think that's hard to establish.

but, please, stop talking about debian. it might look easy to use but
it's hard to administer.


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