Packages depending on Yelp

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
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

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