harder and harder to avoid pkg

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 13 17:33:43 UTC 2016

On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:59:47 -0700
Julian Elischer wrote:

> As the number of dependencies between packages get ever higher, it 
> becomes more and more difficult to compile packages and the
> dependence on binary precompiled packages is increased. However
> binary packages are unsuitable for some situations.  We really need
> to follow the lead of some of the Linux groups and have -runtime and
> -devel versions of packages,  OR  we what woudlbe smarter, woudl be
> to have several "sub manifests" to allow unpacking in different
> environments.
> A simple example:   libxml2
> This package installs include files and libraries and dicumentation
> etc.
> yet if I build an appliance , I want it to only install a singe file.
> /usr/local/lib/libxml2.so.2

What practical problem does installing the include files and man pages
cause you?

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