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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb AT nyckelpiga DOT de>,
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References: <079301c19a87$404969a0$0200a8c0 AT lifelesswks> <3993244037 DOT 20020111123016 AT familiehaase DOT de>
Subject: Re: new policy for packages
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 23:19:23 +1100
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb AT nyckelpiga DOT de>

> Runtime only prerequisites?

Essentially. Complex build time would be a concern, but not as much of
one (depending on the reputation of the packager). (i.e. long time
contributor, low risk. New contributor, might package and run :}).

> e.g. in rpm-4 there are db sources included in the source package
which
> are statically linked in.
>
> I think this is really obvious.  If I want to include a package which
> needs a dynamic version of db and the people are not able to fetch an
> official port then I will go on and build this needed db too.

Build and contribute as a package I presume? Yes, in fact that is the
intent - to make it obvious that such will be *expected* if someone
wants to contribute a package.

> But to avoid discussions it should be mentioned at the guidelines.

Exactly.

Rob

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