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Re: binary dependencies

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 06:09:58PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> IOW, you are stuck using the version of tcl you compiled against.

Should this be the case? Some of my packages use tcl/tk and I think
the current debian setup isn't very compatible with tcl coding
conventions. This I say because when I used tcl code that had
tcl package command the configuration code became unnecessarily complex.
Some complication that debian tcl packages brought. This might need a fix.
Especially, there is a suggested directory layout that the tcl/tk
upstream maintainers talk of, and IIRC debian doesn't follow that.

I'd made a proposal about arranging the tcl packages to reduce the
overhead but it was not evaluated somehow. The new maintainer already
had changed the layout according to his own conventions, breaking old
code in the process so... I'm not accusing him, but we need to
have some kind of policy like in perl.

This occured to me after I read that practical programming with tcl/tk 8.3

Just a suggestion of course. I wonder how tcl/tk rpm's handle it. The
developers at red hat told me that they had been following tcl/tk
coding standards so perhaps red hat packages are more comfortable
to work with, and we could have a look at that?


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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