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Re: 2 packages sharing the same config file.

On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 10:11:48PM -0700, Brett Cundal wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 03:06:26AM +0200, Eric Van Buggenhaut wrote:
> > This is the message I got from A. Bunk who handed me the package :
> > 
> > >It's your package. One thing you could do when you start working on it is
> > >to remove the conflict between xabacus and xmabacus - there are better
> > >solutions in Debian when two packages share the same file.
> > >
> > >cu
> > >Adrian
> > 
> > I'm just looking for the 'better solutions' he mentions but still clueless. Any
> > hint ?
> > 
> I don't know the details here, but can't you just modify the package to use
> seperate config files for each binary so they no longer conflict?
> The only other thing I can think of is to put the common files in one
> package and have the other dependant on it... That might not be a good
> solution though.

Thank for your comment.
Answer to your question is : probably not, the 2 binary files do the same
thing. The only difference is that they are built against different libraries
(motif/non-motif). The config file just sets thing like the size of the abacus,
etc. That's why we use 1 config file for both versions.

> Just wanted to throw that out for comment...

Any comment is always welcomme :-)



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