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Re: sane dependencies -- a positive look at 'fix your packages'



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On Sat, 04 Oct 2003 03:25:09 -0400, Andy Hanton wrote:

> I think that the 'Kind request: fix your packages' thread is going off
> course by discussing how to fix what we have instead of what we need to
> implement to make Sean's vision possible while making it possible to
> support older systems easily.  

What exactly is Sean's vision? It might be just me, but I don't think
that became clear in the controversy due to misunderstandings (e.g.
with regard to optional [versioned] build requirements). Maybe someone
can sum up a few major flaws in current "RPM packaging" with regard to
packagers and package users and outline the changes that are supposed
to improve the situation.

Btw, if you're asking for major efforts to make the life easier for a
tiny group of users, who stick to an old distribution and who want to
install the latest and greatest software in form of prebuilt packages
nevertheless, I think that's a hopeless venture due to API and ABI
changes.

- -- 
Michael, who doesn't reply to top posts and complete quotes anymore.

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