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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: New db4 update and package changes



On 11/08/2007, Robert Scheck <robert fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Evening folks,
>
> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 14:27 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 11:01:00AM +0200, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > > > I want to announce a change I made in the new db4, that may affect
> > > > you from the packaging POV if your package is dependent on db4. It is
> > > > that I moved all the C++ stuff to db4-cxx and db4-cxx-devel subpackages
> > > > to reduce dependency bloat (#220484).
> > >
> > > I can understand the splitting of the runtime bits, but why split the
> > > *-devel package?
> >
> > +1. Splitting the -devel package is a rather significant alteration, for
> > little benefit (and shouldn't increase dependency bloat).
>
> thousands of -devel packages is in my not so humble opinion what the
> reporter of bug #220484 would like to see. And I don't believe, there's any
> real benefit of doing so, so please avoid it. We're living in the 3rd year-
> thousand and I don't want to calculate what 5 MB of disk space could cost.

Thirded. Consider that good ol' Slackware does not even split
development files out of their main packages!

-- 
Michel


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