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Re: [yast-devel] DnsServerAPI.pm
  • From: Arvin Schnell <aschnell@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:02:36 +0200
  • Message-id: <20080612190236.GA30855@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 01:12:28PM +0200, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett wrote:

This open against the topic of, why having yast2 as a wildcard for
everything needed in two places?

YaST already has the difference between modules and clients, why no
package modules supposed to be used by other clients to in a separate
package?

With the current solution, and the current workaround you just made
yast2-dns to depend on libzypp.

yast2-modules-network
yast2-modules-dns
yast2-modules-packagemgmt
yast2-modules-desktop
....

We had that years ago and ended up with 200+ packages. Now we
would likely end up with 400+. And users did complain about that:
For them it was not visible what all the packages were good for.

You can still see remains of that era in the spec files, e.g.:

Provides: yast2-lib-sequencer
Provides: yast2-agent-fdisk yast2-agent-fdisk-devel
Provides: yast2-config-environment
Provides: yast2-ui-qt

ciao Arvin

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