[oclug] the unix way
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Tue Apr 24 09:43:49 EDT 2001
So why then (using Debian), do I have to install LDAP if I only want to
send SMTP mail using exim or sendmail? Why do KDE apps "recommend" a full
KDE install, even though the required bits are only a support lib or
two? DEB and RPM both have a long way to go in terms of maintainers
learning dependancy discipline.
On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, Raymond Wood wrote:
> IMO this is one of the issues that the Debian packaging system design is
> trying to address from the ground up - taking care of dependencies so
> you don't have to.
> Sure has made my life easier... :)
> My $0.02,
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 10:58:15PM -0700, tom wrote:
> > Whatever happened to the "unix" way of doing things? - create a program
> > to do one thing and do it well then pipe commands together to do the
> > final task?
> > guess I am just a little frustrated with all the dependences that I have
> > to work with.
> > BTW before you tell me that there are RPMs out that can take care of
> > dependences, I am using Slackware and so I do have to resolve the
> > dependencies myself.
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