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Re: new policy for packages
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 11:32:11 -0500
- Subject: Re: new policy for packages
- References: <079301c19a87$404969a0$0200a8c0@lifelesswks>
Robert Collins wrote:
> I want to suggest that the following become policy:
> No new packages are accepted that require non-packaged prerequisites.
> i.e. using rpm which was raised on cygwin@ recently,
> until db 3.2 is packaged and maintained by 'someone', rpm is not
> acceptable as a package.
I agree (in fact, I thought it already WAS the policy)
I know that postgresql/cygipc has already been mentioned as a
(pre-existing) exception to that rule. However, when postgresql was
first considered and accepted for inclusion, we *knowingly* made that
exception. (For various reasons, technical, social, and political).
But I think the IPC exception should be limited to postgres (call it a
grandfather clause). IMO, other packages that want IPC should wait (or
help) with the cygwin daemon and cygwin-IPC efforts.