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Re: Fedora Feature Proposal: Yum Integration



Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip <at> kanarip.com> writes:
> Half broken apps because of missing dependencies that are needed for
> "extra features" rather then "core functionality" is just bad
> programming/app design.

But missing those "extra features" is exactly what I call "half broken".

I think soft dependencies are a much more admin-friendly way to handle this. 
Rex Dieter is working on a proposal there:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RexDieter/SoftDependencies
It'd also have the advantage of not locking users into the 
yum/pirut/system-install-packages framework if they wish to use apt-rpm or 
smart instead.

And IMHO even a hard dependency is a better approach than a post-install 
prompt. Disk space is cheap.

        Kevin Kofler


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