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Re: If *-module depends on *-utils, should *-source recommend it?

El mar, 11-01-2005 a las 02:21 -0500, William Ballard escribió:
> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:07:52PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > in ways that were not backwards-compatible: automatically pulling in the
> > -utils could render the system networkless before you've even started to
> > *build* the modules...
> In theory, yes if ndiswrapper-modules has a versioned dependency on 
> ndiswrapper-utils, but (1) it doesn't so no and in the worst case (2) if 
> it did it would be immediately fixable by immediately building and 
> installing the modules.  You'd be networkless but it would be fixable, 
> instead of networkless and not fixable.
> This is actually not too different from the problems people get into in 
> the COM world where they make breaking changes to CLSIDs and IIDs.
> The solution is the new IID has to be backwards compatible (no versioned 
> dependency) or else you need side by side execution (both versions of 
> ndiswrapper-utils installed simultaneously).
> Is it anathema for a modules package to just install utils as well?

 No, but it is for a -source package.

 BTW, I still don't get where is the problem with the example you are
trying over us once and another. If you are using the device you are
compiling the modules for, YOU HAVE the utils package installed yet.

Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo

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