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Re: slashpackage

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 17:13:19 +0200

Another note regarding to slashpackage:
There is currently no support for splitting into sub-packages.
For applications, that is normally not needed, but libraries
and interpreted languages often provide a huge set of files not
always needed by an End User. For libraries this are the
development files and static libaries. For interpreters additionally
parts of the RTE might be useful to split out.

Note that End User can also mean Administrator e.g. for a server.
There is no need to provide anything not related to running a few
services in such an environment.

But if this problem [and the other ones] can be solved, a combination
of ports-like build scripts and an installation tree like slashpackage, 
could be a enough for all package system needs.


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