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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; ">"gnome" doesn't install any software; </span></blockquote><div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>so when I type "port install gnome" nothing happens? Not how I remember it ;-)
</div><div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>I think we're talking past each other or caught on some semantic nuance. My position is that it should be simpler to install inter-related components, as a single bundled meta-port, if that's what the user wants. For the life of me, I can't imagine installing MySQL without wanting the startup components installed. But be that as it may, I think there are ways to accommodate everyone.
</div><div><br class="webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>If I request that the ports system install the meta-port "amp" (apache/mysql/php), that port depends on apache with the php DSO, mysql server with the client libraries, and php with its hooks to connect to MySQL. I don't think anyone can argue that not being able to do this has caused a lot more traffic on this list than necessary.
<br> </div><br><div>This is probably a topic for the dev list: perhaps jberry@ can take it over there and see what anyone thinks of it. </div></span><br>-- <br>Paul Beard / <a href="http://www.paulbeard.org/">www.paulbeard.org/