On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 09:04:31AM -0000, Sundeep Anand wrote:
This proposal is to extract the heavier part "tools" from the gettext main
package into a separate sub-package.
Inline with upstream packaging hints.
pros: smaller footprint of the gettext main package.
cons: a large numbers of packagers may get affected directly or indirectly.
(may require some initial changes)
thoughts? they are very welcome.
I think this is reasonable. gettext is directly required by a
not-too-large number of packages, but grub2-tools is one of them. If
its dependency is reduced from ~5 MB to ~0.8 MB, we'll get this saving
on most normal installations.
I'd say go for it, make sure that both packages are installed on upgrades (*),
and publicize the change to all affected packagers.
(*) I.e. both packages after the split should have Obsoletes on the old
package with a version before the split.