On Tue, 19 Apr 2016, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

As far as I know, nobody is taking the source code or the Makefiles
away, so if somebody doesn't like the system being distributed with
pkg, they can very well roll their own.

True enough. But I am also wary of decending into what became of X, where a build of the xorg metapackage spends 80% of its time running configure, over and over and over again. How long until a source build becomes a series of 'rpmbuild ...' equivalents? Sadly, if this level of fine grained packaging infects the base, it *will* only be a matter of time ...

So no matter what the good intentions, this is going to impact everyone, like it or not.


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