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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] lstopo-nox strikes back
From: Jiri Hladky (hladky.jiri_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-25 09:42:36


Hello,

I would strongly vote to split the hwloc package to the core (ASCII
only, including ASCII only version of lstopo ) package and GUI package
which will bring GUI version of lstopo.

This is also the way how this is handled in Ubuntu - please check the
packages
vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
vim-gnome

vim-gnome depends on vim-common

I also believe that having two binaries of lstopo - similar to "vim" and
"gvim" will make the usage clear.

I would vote to make lstopo ASCII only and introduce new GUI binary
"lstopo-gui" in the version 1.5

Cheers
Jirka

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Chris Samuel <samuel_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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
> --
> Christopher Samuel - Senior Systems Administrator
> VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
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