On Friday 04 September 2009 13:14:43 Alessandro Dentella wrote: > On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 05:54:17PM +0200, Laszlo Boszormenyi wrote: > > necessary to depend on all SQL related Python support packages? Some may > > need it for PostgreSQL only and pulling in MySQL related packages is a > > bit of overkill. Consider an 'or' dependency of PostgreSQL and MySQL. > > I put only the 2 very popular ones, sqledit supports many more. > > At the beginning I just put postgres and mysql driver in 'Suggest' but > I think that in front of a very limited disk saving we could just create a > probelm to not expert users that could miss the explanation of what is > missing: both of them are less than 0.5 MB once installed. > > So I'd really prefer to leave those 2 drivers as dependencies. Recommends, right? As a user it annoys me to no end when the packager Depends on something the system will work without; I end up having to roll my own packages to get the small footprint I desire. With recommends, newbie and novice users will get the packages, and one of the first things you learn in wrangling apt-get/aptitude is how to not install Recommends by default. Depends: $mysql_pkg | $postgres_pkg | $other_pkgs Recommends $mysql_pkg, $postgres_pkg, $other_pkgs is ideal, I'd think. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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