Re: Shrinking the "base" section
>>"Sven" == Sven Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Sven> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
>> The proposed (and accepted) solution for perl was to create a
>> perl-base package, which is on the base system and essential, and
>> to have the perl packaeg *supplement* it (no conflicts, no
>> replacement). This may not yet have been implemented.
Sven> This was implemented, but it isn't used anymore because it was
Sven> implemented in a way that caused serious problems.
This happens not to be the case. Please look at what I wrote:
perl is to ***supplement*** perl-base, which is ***required*** and
***essential***. This has *never* been implemented.
There is already too much confusion about this issue; please
do not spread any more.
The previous incorrect implementation had the package perl
*replacing* perl-base, which caused all kinds of grief.
"Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulder, Computer Scientists
stand on each other's toes." someone on the net (please email
attribution), about look&feel lawsuits
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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