[Nut-upsdev] Re: New automake targets and Debian packages

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Mon Nov 20 18:00:13 CET 2006

Charles Lepple wrote:
> On 11/20/06, Peter Selinger <selinger at mathstat.dal.ca> wrote:
> > Could the script use some variation of "grep USB_LIBUSB_DRIVERLIST
> > drivers/Makefile.am" "grep USB_HIDDEV_DRIVERLIST drivers/Makefile.am"
> > to divine the list of filenames to be moved to the "usb" package?
> > Perhaps with some minimal added sophistication, e.g. the ability to
> > read continuation lines. The man page names can be computed from this
> > as well.
> That would probably work.
> > Why is it necessary in the first place to split NUT into several
> > packages? Is this to keep the installed footprint small (in this case,
> > serial drivers should definitely be optional, too), or to avoid
> > unnecessary dependencies (on snmp or libusb)?
> Mostly about the dependencies, I think. I'm just trying to keep things
> the way they are, since there are already installed nut-snmp and
> nut-usb packages out there. Arnaud?

Makes sense to me. I am always in favor of keeping things the way they
are; there is little that is more annoying than software that is not
backward compatible without a good reason.

-- Peter

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