[Exherbo-dev] Clean some build dependencies from system

Bo Ørsted Andresen zlin at exherbo.org
Tue Nov 10 19:11:32 GMT 2009


In the hopefully not too distant future I intend to remove the following 
packages from the system set:

    sys-devel/autoconf
    sys-devel/automake
    sys-devel/bison
    sys-devel/flex
    sys-devel/m4

The rationale is that these packages are purely build dependencies for 
all packages in system and very few
packages need them at run-time. Hence a system that doesn't build 
packages locally should be able to do
without them.

It will obviously require that all dependencies upon these packages get 
stated explicitly which is why I
won't remove them right away.



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