jschrod at uni-muenster.de
Fri May 14 07:29:12 PDT 2004
Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> 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.
You could also make the analogy of Xfree/freetype is also valid (compare
to bash/readline) which would speak for inclusion, that's why I'm
agnostic as well.
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