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Re: Intent To Split: netbase

Adam McKenna <adam-debian@flounder.net> writes:

> Actually, Anthony posted a very good explanation of his reasoning
> behind splitting netbase when he announced his intent to split the
> package about a month ago. I suggest you go back and read it before
> calling him "dumb".

if this is what you're referring to:

  I intend to split netbase into a plethora of little packages based
  on how they're distributed upstream. The new netbase package won't
  quite be virtual: it'll still include some bits of infrastructure
  (like update-inetd, and /etc/init.d/networking), but it's main job
  will be depending on all the real tools.

i've read it right after i tried to uninstall the packages i didn't
want only to discover i couldn't do it. so netbase was split upstream.
great, now i can install only the parts that i want. but i can't
because netbase still depends on all these packages. so i would argue
that this defeats the split upstream. moreover it introduces an
empty package. btw, i didn't call anybody dumb. an empty netbase
package is dumb though.


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