Packages depending on Yelp

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Wed May 26 07:41:03 UTC 2010

On 25 May 2010 20:22, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at> wrote:
> 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.

I could easily provide a simple binary to call in this instance to
automatically install it if it's not found. It probably needs to be a
little more generic than just the "yelp" case tho. Maybe this belongs
in the toolkit (e.g. the toolkit calls to PackageKit so the the help
type functions just work). If we can do this without patching
applications then that would be best obviously.

I don't think just providing a note "help is not available" is
particularly useful.


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