[packagekit] PackageKit Apt backend patch
glatzor at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 4 14:44:16 PST 2007
Am Dienstag, den 04.12.2007, 16:43 +0100 schrieb Tom Parker:
> On 04/12/2007, Mario <mario.danic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > However, new Pidgin also pulls in a lot of libraries which broke ABI, and
> > is perhaps even compiled with never libc which gets system in trouble.
> Depends partly on good dependencies in the distro, and partially on
> the amount of stuff depended on. If you've got the former it shouldn't
> be possible to break the system entirely (and if you don't, that's the
> distro's problem, not ours). There is still always the possibility
> that an upgrade will pull in "too many" things, but I'd call that an
> issue to be solved in the application calling PK, which should
> probably be doing some sort of feedback to the users to indicate the
> level of changes a particular install will do.
The problem is that you want to make a feature easy to access that
should not be used often. By doing so you also promote it. I am afraid
of users thinking that this would be a well supported feature and so
making a lot of use of it until they introduce some major dependency
AFAIK PackageKit is an effort to make software management easier. So the
problems that an user could run into are "ours". Saying it is up to the
distro to fix this isn't very helpful for any user. Furthermore good
dependencies is a very vague term.
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