[TriLUG] Dependencies: Lasagna or Spaghetti?
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 11:02:03 EST 2006
I wasn't sure if it was RPMs or .debs but if it's RPMs they have
automatic dependency calculations (and the user can specify
dependencies too, but they really should use the automatic
stuff as much as possible). But either way, that's just really
bad. Why should any package depend on the docs package?
But, for the case of applications depending upon other applications
instead of just depending upon libraries or frameworks, is it
the case with gnome that that is the case or is that also a case
of bad packaging? I know Unix, historically, does tend to do that,
but I would think that would be less prevalent with desktop applications.
On 11/9/06, Jason Tower <jason at cerient.net> wrote:
> aren't dependencies as much a function of who did the packaging as of the
> software itself? meaning, this isn't necessarily a gnome issue, maybe
> someone used less than optimal packaging techniques when rolling the rpms.
> Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> > I hear lots of people talk about how various desktop environment
> > are bloated, but this particular story just amazes me!
> > http://duncan.mac-vicar.com/blog/archives/145
> > Can anyone who is more knowledgeable about Gnome shed
> > some light as to why the dependencies described in that
> > blog post seem to be so messed up?
> > Cheers,
> > Tanner
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