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Re: [opensuse] Smart failes to upgrade amarok
  • From: "Dominique Leuenberger" <Dominique.Leuenberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 08:09:22 +0100
  • Message-id: <459CC44202000029000002AE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>>> Reply on 04-01-2007 9:05:08 <<<
> IMO, don't use dependencies.
> If you're program/application requires a dependency, then provide it in
> the
> package. You can easily write an installation routine to check if the
> required libraries are present and then install them in a sub-folder of
> your
> application if they're not.
> I'm still not quite sure where SUSE stores programs - it seems some are
> in /etc/bin, others in /usr/bin and still others in /opt/kde3/bin.

Ok, as it's an opinion I will not say it's wrong :-) but I can't really agree on this. Why should every single thing bring all the libs it leends and bloat the system like this? YOU might not care about disk space, about downloadsize... but believe me: you're not alone out there.

Having the dependencies is a powerful method to keep packages small, and MANY libraries ARE used more than once.


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