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Re: Dependencies [was Re: bugs, bugs, bugs!]



Hello Michael,

> > Nobody has yet explained to me why there are still packages 
> > depending on packages anyway.
> 
> Because one package needs the contents or file-structure provided
> by another package.

 Right. Dumb question ;).

> As has been pointed out before, manually added dependencies increase the
> package maintenance costs.

 Well, I guess that is a matter of opinion as I tried to explain.

> It gets even worse when you introduce versioned dependencies.

 Not really if you use >= . The version only changes if explicit 
functionality changes and that would show in the required 
lib/executable anyway.

 It seems I am fighting a lost battle. I guess I'll retreat to my tent 
:).

Bye,
Leonard.

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