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Re: distinguishing between applications and libraries

From: Jakob L. Kreuze
Subject: Re: distinguishing between applications and libraries
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:24:58 -0400
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Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> A good reason would be that the package *cannot* be used for anything
> else (e.g. when it’s a custom variant of a library that would
> otherwise be bundled but we decided to build it separately).

Ah, that's good to know for something else I'm packaging. :)

> We hid “gcc” because users would install it instead of “gcc-toolchain”
> and be surprised that it didn’t work.
> I would not hide a package just because it is a less popular
> dependency of some more popular tool.

Noted, thanks!


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