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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] lstopo-nox strikes back
From: Chris Samuel (samuel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-25 08:13:42


On Wednesday 25 April 2012 19:38:00 Brice Goglin wrote:

> How do people feel about this?

It sounds like what you have is a conflict between the policies of
Debian (and hence Ubuntu) and the expectations of RHEL/CentOS users.

Debian Policy is fairly clear on this matter:

# 11.8.1 Providing X support and package priorities
#
# Programs that can be configured with support for the X Window System
# must be configured to do so and must declare any package
# dependencies necessary to satisfy their runtime requirements when
# using the X Window System. [...]

It says you can split it into a separate package to provide GUI
functionality *only* if the "package is of higher priority than the X
packages on which it depends" (which I suspect is not the usual case).

cheers,
Chris

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