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Re: ∀lib: Debian(lib) >= Platform(lib)

> Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org> writes:
> > hmm, I was somehow expecting to see "build-depends: platform" in .cabal
> > files soon. 
> Maybe, but I'd caution against it.  At some point, libraries will be
> removed, others added.  When things go wrong (fail to compile), it's
> better to complain about missing library foo than about the wrong
> version of platform.
> > If that is not going to be the case, then having anything
> > more than a convenience meta package in Debian is probably overkill.
> My understanding was that "convenience meta package" is exactly what
> the platform is about.  BUT: I may be wrong.  I was hoping dons would
> set us straight here?
> > „no good argument against“? Or am I misunderstanding you here?
> Yes of course - sorry.

Yes please: a convenience meta package would perfectly implement our
goals for the platform. Indeed: that is precisely what we do on Arch.

-- Don


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