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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 11:32:11 -0500
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: new policy for packages
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Robert Collins wrote:

> I want to suggest that the following become policy:
> No new packages are accepted that require non-packaged prerequisites.
> i.e. using rpm which was raised on cygwin@ recently,
> until db 3.2 is packaged and maintained by 'someone', rpm is not
> acceptable as a package.

I agree (in fact, I thought it already WAS the policy)

I know that postgresql/cygipc has already been mentioned as a 
(pre-existing) exception to that rule.  However, when postgresql was 
first considered and accepted for inclusion, we *knowingly* made that 
exception.  (For various reasons, technical, social, and political).

But I think the IPC exception should be limited to postgres (call it a 
grandfather clause).  IMO, other packages that want IPC should wait (or 
help) with the cygwin daemon and cygwin-IPC efforts.


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