[Fedora-packaging] Statistics on usage of disttags in Fedora Core and Extras

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Fri Apr 6 17:17:57 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 07:12:53PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Patrice Dumas schrieb:
> > On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 06:04:56PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> >> o continue suggesting the use of disttags to new packagers - even
> >>   though optional it should be the recommended way to package things
> >>   up.
> > But remember that for data noarch packages, and software noarch packages
> > that don't in stall in versionned interpreter directory disttages are 
> > harmfull.
> harmfull maybe is a bit strong word, but you have a point.

Indeed I shouldn't have used harmfull. But being forced to download and 
install, say, 30M for no reason should be avoided.


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