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[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#420080: marked as done (Move pkg.m into octave3.0-headers)



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has caused the Debian Bug report #420079,
regarding Move pkg.m into octave3.0-headers
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Package: octave2.9
Version: 2.9.10-4 


* Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com> [2007-04-19 22:36]:

> Am Donnerstag, 19. April 2007 22:08 schrieb Rafael Laboissiere:
> > * Olafur Jens Sigurdsson <ojs@klaki.net> [2007-04-19 17:59]:
> > > Hi, I tried to install a forge package using the new pkg command, a
> > > moment ago and got an error because I had not installed
> > > octave2.9-headers which contains the mkoctfile program.
> > >
> > > Maby the headers should be moved up from suggest to depend for the
> > > octave2.9 package?
> >
> > Please, fill a bug report against the package, such that your request is
> > recorded in the BTS and we do not forget it.

Okay, I am doing it hereby.

> Uh, this will be a circular dependency; release managers will probably tar and 
> feather us for that. 
> 
> However, it might make sense to merge the two packages:
> - The size gain is not that much anymore, 30 MB installed for Octave and 3 MB 
> installed for the headers (atlas3-base alone comes with 18 MB on i386, so a 
> serious Octave installation is by no means small).
> 
> - It eases usage of the pkg.m system.

I agree with you:

$ apt-cache show octave2.9 | grep ^Size
Size: 7475116
$ apt-cache show octave2.9-headers | grep ^Size
Size: 344298

Merging both packages will result into an increase of only 5% in the size of
octave2.9.

-- 
Rafael


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I'm closing these bugs, following the rationale already given in the bug
reports: Moving pkg.m into octave3.0-headers is not possible, moving
merging octave3.0 and octave3.0-headers results in a large increase of
installed packages which users may never need. 

	Thomas



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