packaging system (was: Re: GCC 3.3.2 kernel)

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Fri Oct 31 10:56:13 PST 2003

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:53:49 -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:18:26 -0500
> David Rhodus <drhodus at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'd love to see someone bust some code out for this issue.
> If not code, maybe we can at least go from stating vague desires to
> giving concrete examples?
> I think we can agree on some of the following points (bearing in mind
> it's still too early in the morning for me to think clearly about this):
> -- don't just encourage porters make up whatever knobs they like
> (look at the USE_* WITH_* WITHOUT_* mess.)

Why not? The best example is VIM, it has so many options what to build
with GUI such as GTK, GTK2, Motif and etc. I find the USE_*, WITH_* and
etc are very useful. Also, take the look at a lot of GTK2 apps, if you
don't want it to be build with GNOME options then don't install GNOME2 and
allow apps to be standalone.


> -Chris

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