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From "Igor Stolyarov" <igorvstolya...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] new header dependency in awt on Linux - x11proto-xext-dev
Date Sat, 19 Jan 2008 08:45:33 GMT
2008/1/19, Gregory Shimansky <gshimansky@apache.org>:
>
> On 18 января 2008 Egor Pasko wrote:
> > On the 0x3CF day of Apache Harmony Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> > > Egor Pasko said the following on 18.01.2008 17:47:
> > > >> In the docs it should be written that if some header ... is not
> > > >> present, it the package x11proto-xext-dev should be installed,
> > > >> otherwise it may confuse people who are using distros that provide
> > > >> this header in other package.
> > > >
> > > > Igor Stolyarov said in FC it is the same, Debian has the same. Why
> > > > bother? gentoo? :)
> > >
> > > Well, as I've written, it doesn't exist on SuSE too.
> >
> > I suggest to put at most 2 columns: for rpm-based and for apt-based
> > distros. Installing all packages is quick and easy, while
> > checking/installing by header is not.
>
> Well. I think that there should be a note about Debian based distros
> (since
> apt as well as rpm are just package managers and may be used across
> different
> distributions). That should include Ubuntu, Kubuntu and other flavors of
> Debian (unless they decide to split packages on their own accord). BTW are
> you sure that this x11proto-xext-dev is not Ubuntu specific and is
> actually
> required on Debian too?
>
> Saying this, the instructions of every possible Linux distro in the world
> are
> going to be hard to write. Versions change, packages are split, merged
> back
> and renamed with different names, there is never going to be a perfect
> instruction, especially considering the lag of the site and documentation
> after the real state of things.
>
> I think the instruction should name the groups of packages by origin like
>
> X11 with all of its extensions and development packages
> libpng with all of its development packages
> libjpeg with all of its development packages
> liblcms with all of its development packages
> libxml2 with all of its development packages
>
> and so on.
>
> You and me would understand what it means. New developers would ask
> questions
> on dev list in any case, and this is not bad IMHO.
>
> --
> Gregory
>


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Igor
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