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Re: multiarch: dependency-oriented vs package-oriented

"Eugene V. Lyubimkin" <jackyf.devel@gmail.com> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> "Eugene V. Lyubimkin" <jackyf.devel@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> 2) Tagging package relationships instead of packages means extending
>>>> the syntax of package relationsships, trusting the binary packages to
>>>> get the depends right
>>> You'll have to do it sooner or later. At least for already mentioned perl,
>>> python and others. Or no?
>> Yes, but how many are there. Perl for example has 2627 reverse
>> depends. How many of those are plugins?
> Don't matter. If even there is literally one package, the new syntax has to be
> defined. Once you add it, it doesn't matter - one package uses it or thousand
> of ones.

Sure. But do you want to alter 10 plugin packages or 2627 packages?
Considering how hard it is to transition has gone into the
considerations too.


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