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Re: [opensuse-ruby] A new packaging scheme for Ruby 2.1
Dne 22.1.2014 15:41, Klaus Kaempf napsal(a):
* Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@xxxxxxx> [Jan 22. 2014 15:28]:
On Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:18:13 +0100
Klaus Kaempf <kkaempf@xxxxxxx> wrote:

* Martin Vidner <mvidner@xxxxxxx> [Jan 22. 2014 14:58]:
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 01:23:25PM +0100, Klaus Kaempf wrote:
I'd like to generate the following packages for Ruby 2.1

1. ruby-2.1
This would provide binaries (ruby, irb, rake, gem, ...) and a
minimal set of documentation (changelog, readme, news, ...)

2. libruby2
This would only provide the shared library

3. ruby-stdlib
This would provide the /usr/lib64/ruby/2.1.0/ directory tree.

Which use case needs 1+2+3 separated?

Just for smaller maintenance updates.

I think it is not enough value to do it.

Doing it is simple, just more %package and %file tags.

The real cost is in using it. More complicated package tree = more confusion about:

* what exactly needs to be installed for some purpose and what is
optional (complicates e.g. writing READMEs and various manuals)

* what files belong to which package

* what depends (or should depend) on what

* etc.

(I am saying that as a person who had to deal with understanding several such package trees in the last few weeks and who just yesterday wrote a workaround for a bug resulting from sloppy package splitting.)

David Majda
SUSE developer
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