kde4-runtime, samba3, and talloc

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 20:05:34 PDT 2015

On 25/04/2015, at 7:34 PM, Nicolas Pavillon wrote:
> Well, what is clear is that the dependency on samba3 must be made as a variant, would it be only to make it possible for users to not require it without too much hassle. The real question is then if the variant should be made default in kde4-runtime or not.

I wonder why this new dependency has appeared?  Is it an oversight on the part of
somebody in the KDE Community?  According to my reckoning, KDE 4 is "frozen"
these days and receiving only bug fixes.  So why is there a new dependency?  Could
someone ask this on the KDE lists?  I would do that myself, but my only knowledge of
Samba is the one that comes from Brazil… :-)

Cheers, Ian W.

>> On Apr25, 2015, at 18:21, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Saturday April 25 2015 10:38:03 Marko Käning wrote:
>>> Well, I believe that samba should rather move into a dedicated variant, as it
>>> is perhaps not necessarily of general interest for all MacPorts/KDE users…
>> I'd argue the opposite. kde4-runtime is a "base" package, providing functionality used by other KDE4 apps. "notmuch" on the other hand provides a very specific and IMVHO rather obscure functionality. I think that someone who really wants to have both ports installed can decide for him/herself if it's worth building kde4-runtime from source with -nosamba (or -samba with +samba being a default variant) and suffering the potential loss of functionality in certain KDE4 apps. 

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