[kde-freebsd] ports/116484: [PATCH] OPTIONS'ify x11/kdelibs3

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Sep 21 02:30:10 CEST 2007

The following reply was made to PR ports/116484; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>
To: Michael Nottebrock <lofi at freebsd.org>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/116484: [PATCH] OPTIONS'ify x11/kdelibs3
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:21:23 -0700 (PDT)

 On Thu, 20 Sep 2007, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
 > The CUPS support switch is intentionally not exposed via options,
 > because KDE is very clearly intended to be used with it. The support for
 > alternative printing systems offers less functionality and considerably
 > worse usability. Experts who can deal with this are offered both a
 > cups-less binary package, an alternative and a convenient (non-OPTIONS)
 > switch in the mainport to set up their systems with.
 Okey dokey.
 > The libthai dependency will not be made optional, since it is not a
 > localization feature - it is required by khtml's text rendering engine.
 Well that's just silly of them. Is it possible to make it optional there?
 > The fact that it can be disabled at configure stage at all is just
 > remnant of the time when that code was being tested prior to inclusion
 > into the main distribution.
 Ok, thanks for the clarification. Still be nice to avoid what for most of 
 us is useless bloat ...
 > The kdelibs3 Makefile does not contain an explicit dependency on
 > kerberos. The configure check should simply fail to detect kerberos and
 > then configure kdelibs to disable support for it. Does the configure
 > script fail for your if no kerberos is installed on the system?
 The configure script does not fail, the build fails. I agree that it is a 
 condition that should be detected automatically, but it definitely isn't.
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