What, if anything, really needs to be installed to $prefix/bin?
>From the Homebrew lead maintainer.
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> doesn't this attitude complete defeat the purpose of a package manager?
You're asking of the hardest working package manager maintainers in the world
(@ilovezfs). Chances he has a better idea about the purpose of a package
manager than you do.
> I cannot understand not wanting a package because it is complicated to
This is perhaps because you do not maintain a package manager.
> What you're suggesting is that any software using PETSc should either force
> users to compile it from scratch or discontinue supporting macOS entirely.
No, what's being suggested is that PETSc's currently upstream installation is a
mess and we don't want to maintain the hacks required to make it not one
indefinitely. You can copy and paste this formula as-is into a tap and it'll
work for you just fine.
> That seems like the wrong approach for a package manager.
In the package manager you maintain you should take a different approach, then.
> Just my opinion...
If you have to end your statement like that: it's probably worth keeping quiet
in future, please.
To be clear, I'm not being harsh here because I like doing so but because this
entitled, know-it-all attitude literally kills open source projects and
@ilovezfs's motivation is more important to me than allowing that to go
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