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Re: How much redundancy?

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 09:11:13AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> In the end I believe that as long as a package in Debian is being used by more
> than 1 person it has value.  Let's fight the urge to just package something
> because it is interesting.  However if there is a user base out there then
> Debian should support them.  Our users should not have to compile software on
> their own.

I agree. The only thing to be careful when packaging things is keeping
the dependency list small. I remember those days where the gettext
package suddenly depended on some emacs package (*shudder*).
So this leads sometimes to packages split into "foo-common",
"foo-gnome", "foo-gtk" or sometimes just compiled without gome/kde support.

Cheers, Bastian

Bastian Kleineidam · reflexionsniveau@web.de · GPG key ID 32EC6F3E

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