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

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Nov 14 09:35:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 12:33:06PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- 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.

Ok, so call it "Most".  Or "Almost All".  Or "Major".

I still don't see a reason to invent a whole other classification

And, now that I think of it, you're actually anticipating that there
will be a case where we'll have two executables called "vim" in the
cygwin distribution?  I guess I'm having a hard time imaginging that.


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