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Re: Git has too many freaking dependencies



On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 19:23 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le vendredi 15 février 2008 à 11:13 -0500, Yaakov Nemoy a écrit :
> > 
> >> Before I go and submit a bug, I would like to ask why git requires
> >> that i install so many dependencies? 
> > 
> > Because git is not git, git is a metapackage.
> > Welcome to metapackage hell.
> > 
> 
> +1, I believe this actally is a bug, almost no other package has this, most 
> other packages have:
> foo (which contains the core_
> foo-addon1
> foo-addon2
> 
> etc. and then if you really want all you can just do:
> yum install 'foo*'
> 
> Can we please stop this meta package bs, it hit me too with git, and I do not 
> consider myself a novice when I say:
> "yum install git"
> I mean:
> "yum install git"
> and not
> "yum install git and anything vaguely git related including an fscking emacs 
> add-on which drags in a whopping XX MB of emacs"
> 
Hey, at least it doesn't include the eclipse git plugin ("egit" IIRC)
and thus drag in eclipse, java, etc


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