-src package standard: proposal #5 and #5a

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Wed Nov 14 08:12:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <fearnie_boyd@yahoo.com>

> Hmm...  Why not just simply create an "All" category that all packages
> automagically go to?  That could be done with the setup.ini script
> couldn't it?  That should suffice for the short and even long terms.

Because packages inevitably will conflict with each other. Say someone
provides vim compiled for X11. What happens if both vims are installed? Ok,
so that can be handled via symlinks, but there are corner cases, that grow
more frequent as the package list gets bigger.


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