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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Automatically installing "plugins" via dependencies
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 10:49:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <200606141049.45929.adrian@xxxxxxx>
Am Tuesday 13 June 2006 15:20 schrieb Reinhard Max:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, 13 Jun 2006 at 15:05, Marcus Rueckert wrote:
> > imho we have way to many of those "fat pull in all dependencies"
> > packages.
>
> True, that's why I am skipping the dependencies in this special case.
>
> > what happens in your jabber package if the required library for a
> > plugin isnt found?
>
> You get an error message saying exactly that.
>
> I think that's acceptable, because you have to go through a number of
> config files when setting up jabberd anyways, and when you decide to
> use database X as your storage backend you most probably have the
> respective library package installed already, because for most
> databases you also need the command line client (which in turn depends
> on the library) to initialize the database before jabberd can use
> them.

It is anyway not really good, when jabberd is the only exception where the
user has to manually find that out while all other packages are package in a
different way, where this is not needed.

Consistens is also a feature of a distribution ...

--

Adrian Schroeter
SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
email: adrian@xxxxxxx


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