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Re: Guidelines for creating subpackages?



On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 01:19:21PM +0100, Joachim Frieben wrote:
> > > First of all, vtk-devel at least pulls in vtk-python, vtk-tcl, vtk-qt,
> > > tcl, tk, qt beyond packages that were already required by the base
> > > system. Are these packages specific to developers? I doubt so.
> > > Moreover, what you call developers are not necessarily hardcore
> > > developers of the package under consideration, so it might be simple
> > > people who just need/want to build an application based upon the VTK
> > > toolkit.
> > 
> > Though it is not easy to know by advance which binding they will need.
> 
> This argument applies to both runtime [needed to run the binary] and
> development [needed to build the binary] packages and could rather be
> understood as an argument -against- splitting runtime packages.

No, because runtime package would be bring in by dependent packages
(though there are none currently there could be).

--
Pat


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