Subject: Re: Alternatives in the same package
To: Adam Ciarcinski <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/20/2005 15:41:39
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005 13:58:54 +0200 (CEST)
Adam Ciarcinski <> wrote:

> > 2) Use variable named, say, USE_LANG which may be set to "ruby" or
> > "perl" at the build stage. Resulted package name may be also dependent
> > on the selected value for USE_LANG. The conflicts will be also handled.
> >
> > Any opinion, how to create such packages?
> I would say: if the two implementations work independently, split the 
> package in two: -ruby, -perl.  If you can choose between the two options, 
> or have them both compiled at the same time, then use 
> framework.

Yes, options framework seems much better rather custom variables.