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Re: RFC: rdiff-backup
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: RFC: rdiff-backup
- From: "David S." <davids_(_at_)_idiom_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 17:15:47 -0700
> > So a port should install (automatically) only
> > those dependencies it really needs and not much more (like
> > described in this case by David).
> Think about it this way. I install this port, and it builds a
> minimal python. Then I want to install another port that needs
> one of the python SUBPACKAGES. Now I have to rebuild the whole
> python port.
Think about it this way: if a user wants to install it, he also needs
to install the minimal Python. As the creator of the port, that's all
I *know*. Anything else - that the user also wants tkinter, or GNU mp,
or expat - is an *assumption* on my part. My inclination is to pull
out Occam's razor and slice away the assumptions.
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