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Date:      Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:03:59 +0000
From:      Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh@kathe.in>
To:        Lorenzo Salvadore <phascolarctos@protonmail.ch>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: package : chez-scheme-9.5 : x11 dependencies : why?
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On 2018-10-22 03:28 PM, Lorenzo Salvadore via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> okay, so i might be getting on the nerves of some people with my
>> rhetoric
>> about unnecessary dependencies, and i am really sorry about that.
>> 
>> i just don't seem to understand why a package like chez-scheme-9.5 has
>> to
>> depend upon x11 libraries; libX11, libxcb, libXdmcp, xorgproto and
>> libXau.
>> the rest, i.e. libxml2 and libpthread are understandable, but why x11?
>> 
>> also, would like to know the method to find the name and email address
>> of
>> a package creator/maintainer so that i can contact him/her directly,
>> that
>> would be better than tormenting this mailing list, i think. ;-)
>> and is it possible to accomplish the above using the "pkg" tools.
>> 
>> thanks,
>> 
>> ~mayuresh
> 
> To contact the maintainer directly you should post a bug on the
> following website:
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/
> 
> If the summary of your bug starts with "category/portname: " (for
> example, www/firefox: ),
> then the maintainer will automaticaly receive an e-mail with your bug
> description.
> 
> If you want to contact the maintainer without the bugzilla 
> intermediary, you
> can find the e-mail address looking at the output of pkg info (for 
> example,
> "pkg info www/firefox").

okay, that's a rather nice approach. thanks lorenzo, much appreciate 
that tip.

~mayuresh




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