[Nut-upsuser] Network UPS Tools version 2.2.2-pre2 released

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 08:00:46 UTC 2008

2008/4/21, Arjen de Korte <nut+users at de-korte.org>:
> Arnaud Quette wrote:
> >
> > > No, and that's because I doubt that openSUSE will follow this approach.
> > > Historically, there hasn't been too much interest in splitting packages,
> > > since SuSE (now openSUSE) attempts to create a working configuration out
> of
> > > the box. Therefor, it made little sense to split these packages up as
> they
> > > all needed to be installed anyway.
> > >
> > >
> > that's indeed what I saw. Even installing the CGI in the bare install!
> >
> >
>  Yes. Although the disadvantages of following this approach are clear
> (dependencies for stuff that isn't actually used), I don't think this is too
> bad. Most desktop systems will have many of these things installed already
> (possibly with the exception of the net-snmp library), so the only thing
> you're gaining is maybe a few MB of hard-disk space, which is too cheap to
> really worry about. If you're looking at configuring a tightly controlled
> server where you don't want anything installed that isn't actually needed,
> you won't be installing openSUSE anyway (which is mainly aimed at the
> desktop).

well, that's the biggest problematic of packaging.
none of the solutions are perfect, and both have big pros and cons.
there are still many rooms for improvement there...

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