Packages depending on Yelp
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue May 25 19:22:34 UTC 2010
We discussed this issue at the fesco meeting today. The net outcome was
that it's currently impractical to require that all packages that use
yelp depend on it. However, requiring all yelp-using apps to integrate
support for telling the user what's wrong may be unreasonable.
Long-term, it would be nice for this to integrate with PackageKit
somehow. Short-term, the simplest solution would seem to be to provide a
stub package that provides: yelp and a yelp binary, and then have that
binary do nothing other than tell the user that they need to install
yelp. Spins would then be at liberty to choose whether to provide the
"real" yelp or the stub version. Once that's implemented dependencies
can be added.
Does anyone have any objection to this approach?
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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