jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri May 14 07:14:48 PDT 2004
Jochen Schroeder said the following on 14-05-2004 12:23:
>> 4) Readline provides functionality to Bash and E2fsprogs (Bash, if
>> readline is not present, will statically link it's own internal copy
>> of the readline lib, but will not provide this library for other
>> programs such as e2fsprogs). So in effect, by NOT including readline
>> we are limiting the functionality of these programs.
> No opinion, I don't really care for e2fsprogs functionality, but I think
> it's usually good practice to use a separate package if possible to
> provide the same functionality.
The fact that it is marked as an optional dependency is an usally an
indication to not include it (think of XFree86/vim). That said, I'm also
agnostic for inclusion/removal.
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