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Re: Guidelines for creating subpackages?



On 02/12/2007, Joachim Frieben <jfrieben gmx de> wrote:
> > The point remains though: no matter what side of the fence you sit on
> > regarding greater package granularity, I think Tom is bang on the
> > money - crafting a guideline to fit the broad and diverse range of
> > upstream packages in order to achieve your desired goal seems
> > impossible to me. Arguing over the merits or otherwise of increasing
> > the packaging granularity isn't going to change anything. If you
> > really believe this is an important and required change, try drafting
> > the guideline.
>
> If you had read my initial posting you would have noticed that I had
> simply asked if such guidelines wouldn't be a useful thing. I don't
> care if there are or not as long as package maintainers respond in a
> reasonable and cooperative way to user request/concerns.

I imagine most packagers would react favourably to such requests,
given a reasonable use case, and even better, a spec file patch. Have
you submitted a patch for your vtk case for discussion to the package
maintainer?


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