This Space for Rent

Fun with FreeBSD packages

I've got a few music CDs that aren't indexed in the internet CD catalog, and I was wondering if there were any CD reading programs that supported the CD-text extension which, apparently, many modern CDs use to actually put the music information on the CD. I'd already been bitten by ports and decided that the prebuilt packages were the way to go, so I fired up /stand/sysinstall, navigated my way to the audio section of package install, picked a likely candidate, and let fly.

And, boy, did it let fly. With imake, 45 different xml libraries, random gnu tools, image processing libraries, and the thrice-damned vanity language p*th*n; I don't know how many unneeded things it would have added if I hadn't have hit the package abort button when I saw the 3dvl start installing.