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

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Nov 14 12:32:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 01:41:43PM +1100, Gareth Pearce wrote:
>> Thanks for playing along.  In other words, this problem has nothing to
>> do with what we're talking about.
>> We could have the problem of conflicting files no matter what we do.
>> You're arguing that we can't use the word "All" because someone will
>> be upset when gvim isn't installed.
>> Ok.  I'm arguing that you can't use the word "Workstation" because
>> someone will be upset when gvim isn't installed.
>> There's no difference.
>I am going to disagree here.  When someone is upset because "All" doesnt
>install gvim, I would think they have a point.  When someone is upset
>because "Workstation" doesnt install gvim, I dont think they have a valid

I already said we don't have to call the category "All".  Did you
miss that part?

The fact that we have something called a "meta-package" is irrelevant.
The problem of package conflicts has no bearing *at all* on this.

You could just as easily have categories called "Work Station" if you

This proposed plan would first present you with the opportunity to
select "Workstation" and then you'd get another screen.  Hmm.
Development.  Does this mean "Workstation Development"?  Does it mean
"All of the development tools that make sense for a Work Station"?

>Workstation is a custom set of choices, its going to not nescerly do
>what you want... you fine tune such things yourself post fact.  All -
>implies all ... I dont really see anyway of it meaning anything else.

Sigh.  Somebody shoot me, please.

I am really sick of these setup discussions.


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