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Re: Git has too many freaking dependencies



On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:56:24 -0500
James Bowes <jbowes redhat com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 07:23:06PM +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"
> 
> FWIW Kristian Høgsberg has sent a patch upstream to make their
> 'git-core' be just 'git'. Assuming there is no violent opposition from
> the git list, we'll follow suit in Fedora.

Yep.  If not, and someone sent a patch to fix the Fedora version, I
wouldn't be violently opposed to that either.

--- /dev/null   2008-02-06 12:10:15.878008488 -0600
+++ -   2008-02-15 14:23:57.464694000 -0600
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+I think better in the form of patches


> As for yum doing what you say and not what you mean, that is a bug.
> Please bring it up with Seth personally.

There is no yum bug.  git brings in emacs.  Don't bother Seth.

josh


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