Bitchx in Ubuntu Edgy
var at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 24 02:26:52 GMT 2006
>> Oh? I never noticed. Seems like a strange dependency to me (shouldn't it
>> be a suggested package instead? I guess that's debatable), if the plugin
>> is optional that is. It basically means you have to install
>> mysql-common, libmysqlclient15off and other mysql components in order to
>> run an application that primarily doesn't use mysql unless an optional
>> plugin is installed?
Daniel Jacobowitz Wrote:
> The plugin is included in the bitchx package. It won't work without
> mysql. Therefore, by default, mysql is a dependency.
> The plugin is "europa"; I don't remember what it's for.
> I can't find a reference for it, but enabling optional features in
> Debian packages even when they require additional libraries is standard
> practice. It is no kind of hardship to install mysql-common to use
> BitchX. It's not like you need the server.
I understand your position, though I think that it would better serve
the user base by having the option to have bitchx without mysql support
and without the plug-in that requires it. Though I guess that's just how
I see things perhaps? :)
Gabriel Puliatti Wrote:
> I'd say the best idea would be to split the package in two, one with
> the plugin(s) which depends on mysql, and the other one with just
> BitchX, depending on the things BitchX needs.
> Or a Recommends:.
I agree with this, though that would only be necessary if the plug-in
needs to be compiled into the application, otherwise a
Recommend/Suggestion for the plug-in would be more acceptable.
The only reason I bring this up is due to over complication for users
who just want the bitchx irc client and it's nominal functionality, and
those who use dial-up (or worse) connections... yes there are still many
countries with 3k/sec speeds :(
- Varsis (aka ferro)
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