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Re: New db4 update and package changes



On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 03:09:13PM +0200, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 08:58 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 14:27 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 11:01:00AM +0200, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > > > you may have noticed Oracle released db-4.6.18 recently. The update is
> > > > now prepared in CVS, old db-4.5.20 is now moved to compat-db so the new
> > > > db4 is ready to hit rawhide soon.
> > > > 
> > > > I want to announce a change I made in the new db4, that may affect
> > > > you from the packaging POV if your package is dependent on db4. It is
> > > > that I moved all the C++ stuff to db4-cxx and db4-cxx-devel subpackages
> > > > to reduce dependency bloat (#220484).
> > > > 
> > > > If you have any proposals/objections related to the update, please speak up.
> > > 
> > > I can understand the splitting of the runtime bits, but why split the
> > > *-devel package?
> > 
> > +1. Splitting the -devel package is a rather significant alteration, for
> > little benefit (and shouldn't increase dependency bloat).

> It means that the db4-devel must require both db4 and db4-cxx packages.
> So there is a little bit of dependency bloat there.

Yes, but this is "just" build dependency bloat, not runtime, e.g. the
end user is saved from the bloat, which is the main aspect of avoiding
bloat.

If you like compare it to the presence of both glibc and stdlibc++ in
the default buildroot setup in Fedora, even if only a fraction of
packages really builds for C++.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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