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Re: new policy for packages
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From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Runtime only prerequisites?
Essentially. Complex build time would be a concern, but not as much of
one (depending on the reputation of the packager). (i.e. long time
contributor, low risk. New contributor, might package and run :}).
> e.g. in rpm-4 there are db sources included in the source package
> are statically linked in.
> I think this is really obvious. If I want to include a package which
> needs a dynamic version of db and the people are not able to fetch an
> official port then I will go on and build this needed db too.
Build and contribute as a package I presume? Yes, in fact that is the
intent - to make it obvious that such will be *expected* if someone
wants to contribute a package.
> But to avoid discussions it should be mentioned at the guidelines.