Re: On properly packaging perl
Posted Aug 24, 2009 5:43 UTC (Mon) by nevyn
In reply to: On properly packaging perl
Parent article: On properly packaging perl
There probably has to be a understanding of what is a 'application' and what is a core system.
No, there doesn't. On a very superficial level, yeh, "everyone" knows glibc is part of the core system and gnucash is an application. But what about say python? And how do you split python, and why do you do those splits. This is all to do with the higher level applications and their deps. (much like the perl splits) ... which are completely different among distros. (or they'd be identical).
Realistically there's just not enough agreement to do "generic distro." packages, even if upstream was qualified/motivated to do them (which they aren't, or they'd be Fedora/Debian/etc. packagers already).
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