Broken FC5 packages - stay clear.

n0dalus n0dalus+wine at
Wed Jun 14 00:34:52 CDT 2006

On 6/14/06, Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at> wrote:
> Dream on! As long as all those subpackages are generated from the same
> SRPM you will save nothing and get all of them if the SRPM changes.

I suppose you are right, at least at the moment. Hopefully one day if
the build system detects that a subpackage hasn't changed then it
would not update that particular rpm.

> Where subpackes help is to limit the amount of requirements the program
> has. That's highly used on heavy customized servers and less so on the
> desktop.
> I like how it's done for git in fedora extras: git is a meta package
> which requires all subpackages making it very easy and intuitive to get
> it. So having something like wine being the meta package and the actual
> wine subpackage being renamed to wine-core would give the user
> friendliness and choice for those who need it.

Sounds like a good idea.


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