Subject: Re: Package options vs. multiple packages
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/13/2006 16:45:25
On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 03:54:13PM +0200, Peter Schuller wrote:
> I am interested in the motivation behind using multiple mutually
> exclusive packages instead of package options to control certain
> software.

In most cases this is a work around for a number of limitations in the
bulk build and buildlink framework. For example we can't currently build
the same package with different option sets, so binary users would be
left out.