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Re: Guidelines for creating subpackages?



On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 02:52:04PM -0600, Jima wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> End-users also expect a package install not to drag in packages that are
>> not useful. Especially system administrator end-users who care about
>> avoiding bloat. Installing everything may be confusing too, not for a
>> user who just don't care about what is installed on his computer but for
>> a user who want to keep control.
>
>  Man.  We have such a rough job.
>  "Fedora doesn't install enough packages!  You're being mean to sysadmins!"
>  "Fedora installs too many packages!  You're being mean to sysadmins!"
>  What's worse is that we haven't changed _anything_ between these two 
> complaints.  I guess it goes to show that whatever we do, someone's going 
> to be unhappy.

Exactly. So this is to be packager judgement depending on how he thinks
package users care about bloat or completeness, and how he is ready to
make complex packaging.

--
Pat


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