#1 distribution split


Would it be possible to split the distribution, so that
the graphics packages are in a separate module?
It would be better for using the module in those
machines devoted to server usage only, where graphics
packages are not installed nor needed.




  • Jonathan Yu

    Jonathan Yu - 2009-01-09

    These modules are under 'recommends', not 'requires'. While the graphics modules are installed regardless of whether you need them, they aren't loaded/usable without their prerequisite modules -- I imagine you are talking about the GraphViz Producer module, for example.

    Personally I think this is a good idea, but at the same time, it may reduce the usability of sqlfairy. So this warrants some further discussion. I will see what the people on the mailing list think, and failing any objections, begin work on moving the module into its own package.

  • Jonathan Yu

    Jonathan Yu - 2009-01-15
    • priority: 5 --> 7
    • assigned_to: nobody --> jawnsy
  • Jonathan Yu

    Jonathan Yu - 2009-01-15

    I'm now looking into doing this, for maintainability reasons, really. I'm going to keep close contact with other groups (especially the Debian-perl group, of which I am a developer) to make sure it's a good idea.


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