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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Who should own a directory that is usedby many packages?
  • From: Philipp Thomas <Philipp.Thomas2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 21:57:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <1c54o4l8nra1hhq9ptetlsm7i7i2qbr03k@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:28:48 +0100, you wrote:

Even though this is true, the folder would not be removed when you remove
the package. That's why it's not a clean solution.

It is removed as soon as the last package owning a directory is removed. In
my eyes that is a clean solution.

I tend to the same direction, but in conflicting situations like this one
I'd probably prefer having the directory owned by more than one package
than not having it owned at all by the end.

It doesn't have to be conflicts, see it as a form of sharing. Take for
instance Perl packages with names in the same object hierarchy (something
like package::inspect::foo, package::inspect::bar and
package:inspect::clouseau). These packages will share the package/inspect
directories and it would remove flexibility if only one of them owned them.
To solve such cases you'd need meta packages that do nothing more than own
directories and that would imho quickly lead to an exploding number of
packages.

Philipp
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