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Bug#3013: elvis is too granular and has short description

Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk> said:

> Yes, but is it worth adding an extra 200K package to the distribution
> just to avoid those people having to install an X library that most of
> them will want anyway ?

Worth it to whom?  To the user who would have use for the package,
or might prefer it to the alternatives?  I think it'd be worth it
to him.  It;s probably worth more to that user than the distribution
having a 200K package he doesn't care about.  Who decides what
the Debian distribution will offer and what it will not?

> Our general policy is not to have x and nox versions of things.

Where have we articulated that policy?

In any case, I disagree with it in this case.  I intend to continue to
offer both the X11 and non-X11 versions of elvis.  The distribution
maintainers can choose to reject the offered packages if they so

> Having a single package containing only ctags is definitely silly.
> Can't you please go and work something out with the appropriate other
> maintainer(s) ?  If the worst comes to the worst use dpkg-divert or
> update-alternatives or something.

I moved ctags out to a single package because I thought that it was even
sillier to have elvis conflict with emacs.  I suggested update-alternatives
at one time, but got no response.  Ian Murdock, you're the emacs maintainer.
What's your pleasure?

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