David Bolt <bcrafhfr-cnpxntvat(a)davjam.org> writes:
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:-
On Tue, Feb 26, Vladimir Nadvornik wrote:
central RPM will either
- make all updates of branding impossible
- need relatively complicated scripts to allow installation
of multiple brandings in parallel
IIRC it was decided on the dist meeting to keep it simple
and use separate subpackages.
Please read again what I wrote. For a distribution/distributor
several separate subpackages are the right way to go.
For a Redistributor of one product, one RPM is what customers
I'm not sure there's a distinction. From the point of view of a customer
of the re-distributor, they are the distributor, just as SUSE/Novell are
for their present customers.
The use case is here that a company likes to create their own custom
branding. For them it's easier to put all branding in one single RPM
and supply that instead of building let's say 10+ different packages
with e.g. two files in each.
For us as distributor with different people working on different
packages, it makes sense to split them up. But for somebody that wants
to change all branding, a single RPM might make more sense.
And if I understand Thorsten correctly, all he asks is that a single RPM
is an option for a replacement branding - it's then up to the
development team what is more convenient to them,
Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform / openSUSE, aj(a)suse.de
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