for Red Hat packager

Keith Matthews keith_m at
Tue Sep 9 11:50:27 CDT 2003

On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 19:09:04 +0300
Shachar Shemesh <wine-devel at> wrote:

> >
> >I am the RH package manager for Wine.
> >My RPMS are indeed without BiDi support for now, as I was aiming for
> >them to be rebuildable on any fully-updated (and nothing more) RH
> >box. Of course, I can install the required libraries and build them
> >with BiDi support if you push me to it :)
> >
> >Vincent
> >
> >  
> >
> As all you have to do is have a local copy of the ICU library in order
> to get BiDi support in (and configure will autodetect it), I don't
> think having your RPMs compiled with BiDi support will hurt in any
> way. Your SRPMS will still be compilable on any platform (except, of
> course, that the compiled version will not have BiDi support. That,
> however, is up to each individual person).

I think you should be considering multiple, alternative packages. Yes, I
know it is more work, but even the current packages have dependencies on
things that some people consider un-necessary and avoidable.

Far too many packagers seem to want to add everything including the
kitchen sink in, the end result is packages that are a right royal PITA
if you are trying to install on a small system.

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