Guidelines for creating subpackages?

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Sat Dec 1 12:11:41 UTC 2007

On Sat, Dec 01, 2007 at 09:17:29AM +0100, Joachim Frieben wrote:
> I have recently submitted a bug report for the "vtk" package, see
> Shouldn't there be a standard policy how to proceed in such cases? The procedure adopted in the "plplot" case obviously appears more appealing to me ..

A standard policy is not desirable in my opinion. More subpackages
may allow for better granularity, but the user has to install
and sometime know about more packages. There is also added 
packaging complexity. So definitely the packager choice.


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