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Re: Bug#30739: When a tiny part of a package uses non-free libraries

On Tue, Dec 15, 1998 at 02:40:06PM -0500, Brian Mays wrote:
> Otherwise, I don't think that anything needs to be changed, however.  
> Splitting cardinfo into its own package is a bad case of excessive 
> package fragmentation, in my opinion.  Cardinfo comes from the same 
> upstream sources as the rest of the PCMCIA utilities, it is a small 
> program, and it will never be used without having the rest of the 
> PCMCIA support programs installed.  Therefore, I don't think that it 
> merits its own package.  Having an extra 24k of support data for a 12k 
> program seems a bit ridiculous to me.
> Unless someone strongly objects, I shall close this bug report as I 
> consider it not to be a bug.

Consider this a /very/ strong objection...

If its a small program which nobody will miss then simply remove it..

If people are using this then I'd suggest splitting it off well you work
on a better answer..

However it is a important bug that you have a binary shipping which will
not work even with the depends filled..
The obvious answer of upgrading the suggests to a depend would work well,
and I'm sure the FTP maintainer would not mind too much moving the
package to contrib.. (=:]

I'm sorry, but its quite unreasonable to be saying one thing and doing

Zephaniah E, Hull.
*insert standard 'in need of sleep' disclaimer here*
> Brian
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