Subject: Re: option in gnome-base to avoid smb?
To: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/05/2007 14:48:19
On 05/11/2007, at 14:14, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I looked in pkgsrc.txt, and while there is general "split vs. options"
> discussion, there is nothing that speaks against options in
> meta-packages. An option in gnome-base to drop a dependency seems
> troublesome than an option that changes behavior, because one can just
> add the dependency later with the same result, except in how
> dependencies are registered.
> Joerg has expressed that options in meta-packages seem unclean or
> improper somehow. Can anyone articulate why? Does anyone else object
> to adding a smb/samba option?
I don't think adding the option there is any worse than adding it
somewhere else (as long as it stays enabled by default). But then,
the meta-packages could end up being just a long list of options so
that you'd tune every package in it -- because, some times, they are
just that: a list of mostly-independent packages.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>