Lyndon Nerenberg wrote on 04/19/2016 05:24:
On 2016-04-18 8:17 PM, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
Can someone on the "too many packages" campaign here explain to me how
having too fine a granularity stops you from making macro packages
containing packages?

Because honestly I can't see how having granularity hurts at all when if
someone wanted to make it less granular all they would have to do is
make some meta-packages.

Meta-packages doesn't hide anything (in list of packages and problems with dependencies)

It's the *I have to put it back together* part that's annoying.  I
didn't break something that has worked, forever.  It shouldn't be
incumbent on me to un-break someone else's work.


And you made another good point in previous e-mail about reviewed research. I would really like to see some docs about this topic. I have a feeling that some work on FreeBSD is against average users / admins and is good only for vedors of specialized or embedded devices.

As many before - I am not against packaging base. It is good, but 10 - 20 packages will be enough. 800+ is too far from my feeling of "this is good feature". This seems like a nightmare to me. This was one of the reasons I don't like other OS distribuitions and I stayed with FreeBSD for more than 15 years.

Miroslav Lachman
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