Guidelines for creating subpackages?

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Sat Dec 1 17:47:12 UTC 2007

Christopher Stone wrote:

> All I am saying is that if we want Fedora to be used as a base
> distribution for other distributions, we need to start focusing a lot
> more as a community on making sub-packages for optional requirements.

I'm curious, can you describe precisely the reasoning from
1.  more subpkgs for optional components
X.  improves fedora as a base
X+1. profit!

It's not entirely clear to me that making subpkgs is really a (or the!)
major requirement for X.

-- Rex

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