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[Gnumed-devel] Re: the benefit of setup tools

From: Andreas Tille
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] Re: the benefit of setup tools
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 22:43:52 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 03:49:41PM +0200, Gour wrote:
> Andreas> whether *distributors* would love and my answer was
> Andreas> "probably not".  
> Why not?

I had personally problems with and was advised by fellow Debian
maintainers to rather ignore this.
> What's wrong - from packagers perspective - to some kind of standard
> installation procedure.

It makes some assumptions which are not really valid.  It starts with
the fact that you are not installing to /usr but to `pwd`/debian/tmp/usr
and other things.
> Maybe you lack some packaging experience for non-Debian distros. ;)

Sure.  That's why I said that there is always the chance that I'm wrong.
> There are distros like Gentoo who are source-only and/or distros like
> Arch where not all the packages can easily move into official repos, so
> users have to build from the source and the greatly simplifies
> installation.

Hmm, does not really sound simple compared to installing a package.
Kind regards


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