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Re: prune_libtool_files() and pkg-config dependency

From:  Ryan Hill <>
Subject:  Re: prune_libtool_files() and pkg-config dependency
Date:  Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:50:47 -0600
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:51:08 +0200
Michał Górny <> wrote:

> That arbitrary collection of packages is called a system. I don't think
> the goal for Gentoo should be to abandon standards like POSIX in favor
> of 'design system yourself but don't come crying to us if you forget
> some vital component which will make your system unbootable'.

"Gentoo" is actually an old Navaho word meaning "some assembly required,
batteries not included".  You thought it was a penguin?

> Such a goals may be good for distributions like Exherbo which aim to
> make everything perfect. I believe that Gentoo aims more around 'good
> enough but at least realistic', instead of running for some kind of
> utopia which simply does not work.

I don't understand your stance here, because to me 'good enough but
realistic' means ignoring standards when they're stupid, embracing them when
they're not, and forging your own where they don't yet exist.  Perfection, by
definition, requires an existing standard to hold yourself up against.

toolchain, wxwidgets          we were never more here, expanse getting broader
@                          but bigger boats been done by less water

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