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Re: On disttags



On Sat, 22 May 2004, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Sat, 22 May 2004 07:25:13 -0500 (CDT), Rex Dieter wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > 
> > > On Wed, 19 May 2004 12:23:31 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Speaking of useless large package updates, why does redhat bundle 
> > > > koffice-i18n, k3b-i18n (these are just 2 examples) into the main koffice 
> > > > and k3b rpms, so that any updates to koffice and k3b will also "force 
> > > > users to eat useless large updates"?
> > > 
> 
> [some part of the quote is missing here]
> 
> > > For extra repositories this is also an issue, but a less important one
> > > currently as one can obsolete i18n packages in an update any time.
> > 
> > But difficult to the other direction.
> 
> That's the same problem as referred to in the part that's missing
> in above quote. [Unless package tools are tuned to "know about" i18n
> packages and pull them in when necessary.]

I personally could care less about lacking features in the 
installer/package-manager.  I care more about removing the "choice" and 
forcing the installation of these i18n files/pkgs upon all users, whether 
they want/need it or not.

-- Rex



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