My plans

Jochen Schroeder 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.

Jochen



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