Subject: Re: shuffling subversion pkgs
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/08/2004 18:26:33
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> I feel very strongly that when a user discovers package Foo and
> decides to install it from the package system, they should get
> the Foo that they read about, not an arbitrary subset the chosen
> by the packager.  I have provided the subversion-base package as
> a compromise between the desire you have expressed and mine.

Well, with our current "subversion" pkg, I not only get Foo, but also Bar
and probably Baz and whatnot - surely not what I had in mind at that time.

> > Preventing users from installing stuff they don't need is the
> > idea here.  If you have a good idea (and want to do the work
> > :), that'd be fine.
> This sounds like you're threatening to revamp the package if i
> don't.

No. If I had time and noone would care, I would probably do what I
suggested. Now, I'll leave the decision to you, after you know what I
think. Thanks! :-)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>