Re: XEmacs and LDAP
>>>>> On Thu, 1 Mar 2001 13:06:14 -0800 (PST), Dave Baker <email@example.com> said:
>> On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 09:40:50AM +0000, Edouard Lafargue wrote:
>> > I noticed that xemacs (xemacs-21-gtk in my case) seems to have
>> > trouble with LDAP and eudc: is it because the version included
>> > in unstable was compiled without support for LDAP ? Wouldn't it
>> > be a good thing to include it ? Getting LDAP completion when I
>> > send emails would be neat.
Dave> It would be nice to have, but is it good to have a library
Dave> dependency for all other users of emacs who doesn't want or
Dave> need LDAP?
Dave> I find it concerning that many variants of many packages are
Dave> cluttering up th packages list. With that in mind I have to
Dave> consider it more prudent to:
Dave> 1) keep the package as 'slim' as possible (i.e. no LDAP
Dave> 2) put a ccouple of comments in the appropriate debian/* files
Dave> to let
Dave> people apt-get source them and rebuild with the extra options
Dave> they want/need more easily.
The xemacs (not gtk variants) depend on libldap2, installed size 484.
I don't really think that's too onerous when you consider you've
(and that's assuming the most basic setup with no mule. with mule you
add another 14276.)
So to simplify my life and other's lives I just compile with ldap.
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