Create a -cli package without a different executable

Jussi Lehtola jussilehtola at
Fri Dec 18 17:14:24 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 18:12 +0100, Nicoleau Fabien wrote:
> My question is :
> is it good to provide a -cli package that does not provides a separate
> script or executable file, and that will work only if the user is
> carefull to not launch it in a way that it does not require a graphic
> lib (without parameters in that context) ?

The design seems idiotic.

Anyway, you have to weigh the surplus of admins not having to install
graphical stuff on their servers versus the possible problems caused by
new users trying to work the package in a way it isn't supposed to be

I'd say: it's up to the packager.

Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at

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