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Re: Splitting the ncurses RPM



On Thu, 2007-06-07 at 10:48 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar redhat com) said: 
> > > For sanity's sake on upgrades, leaving the libraries in the same
> > > package name (multilib) would be best.
> > 
> > I'm confused, do you want to keep the libraries in ncurses package?
> 
> (This has nothing to to with OLPC, and everything to do with the distro)
> 
> If the libraries move to a different package, we end up with ncurses-devel/
> ncurses-libs being multilib, instead of ncurses-devel/ncurses as we have
> currently. This causes problems for upgrades with getting a no-longer-multilib
> ncurses package off the system for the secondary arch. So, if possible,
> keeping the libraries in the 'same' package as it was previously is preferred.

Bill,
to be honest,
I think deciding the package shape based on the broken way we are
currently detecting multi-libs is a bad way to decide.

We should fix the way we detect multi-libs, not produce substandard
packaging to keep the current multi-libs detection process happy.

IMO,
Simo.


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