Bug#843808: libgdal20: Depends on unwanted packages
Leandro Guimaraes Faria Corcete DUTRA
l at dutras.org
Wed Nov 9 21:15:34 UTC 2016
Le mercredi 09 novembre 2016 à 21:57 +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg a
> Then you need to build gdal yourself, on Gentoo perhaps.
Sorry if I irritated you. It is not such a huge issue.
> > Several other packages have can interface with many data sources
> > without needing to have an arbitrary one installed.
> When linking to a library, a dependency on the respective library
> package is required. Unless dlopen is used, which is not the case for
> most GDAL drivers.
OK, now you gave me a pointer I could possibly follow with my limited
> But other people are still not convinced, and are using MySQL/MariaDB
> instead of PostgreSQL. You'll need to get those people to switch to
> PostgreSQL before we can consider dropping support for MySQL/MariaDB
> in GDAL.
Am not such a crusader.
> You clearly don't understand.
I clearly do not intend to supersede MySQL, only to clean my system.
And yes, I clearly do not understand the technicalities.
> As long as people are using MySQL/MariaDB
> instead of PostgreSQL there is demand for support of those databases
> in GDAL, and hence for that support to be enabled in the gdal package
> in Debian.
You just told me dlOpen could make this issue moot. I will follow that
track for now, thanks.
> If you want to patch that away because you don't have the need for
> that support, please do so in your fork of the package which only has
> to support your needs. The gdal package in Debian needs to service
> the needs of many more people than you. I have no need for the
> MySQL/MariaDB support either, but I've re-instated the support after
> the MariaDB packages were fixed on mips4el, because other users of
> the package do have that need.
It seems to me like you are upset because of other discussions with
other issues and is just venting on me.
> And in Debian one of our priorities are our users, which
> are many more people than just you and me.
I fully appreciate that. It just do not seem the issue, rather a gDal
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