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Re: First multi-binary - could someone please check?

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 04:37:20PM +0100, Dennis Stampfer wrote:
> I need to split up timeoutd into two packages, because timeoutd-x11
> needs xlibs and timeoutd doesn't.  (maybe users want to use timeoutd
> on a machine not running X)

Policy 11.8.1:

     Programs that can be configured with support for the X Window System
     must be configured to do so and must declare any package dependencies
     necessary to satisfy their runtime requirements when using the X
     Window System.  If such a package is of higher priority than the X
     packages on which it depends, it is required that either the
     X-specific components be split into a separate package, or that an
     alternative version of the package, which includes X support, be
     provided, or that the package's priority be lowered.

Depending on xlibs adds only a few MB to the size of the installed
system, and does NOT require running X; and there are many other
packages that will depend on xlibs that users will want installed on
non-X-using systems, so the per-package net impact is much less
.  I don't see any reason for splitting this into a separate package.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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