SPECS: subversion.spec - tools subpackage Requires: bash-completio...

wrobell wrobell at pld-linux.org
Wed Jul 14 22:57:56 CEST 2004

On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 10:40:24PM +0200, Adam Gołębiowski wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 10:28:42PM +0200, wrobell wrote:
> > if  I  remember well,  there  was  a discussion  about  such
> > requirement  in  the  context  of zsh.  the  requirement  is
> > unnecessary, because if you  have no bash completion package
> > installed, then  you will not  use provided files.  this way
> > the directory  is not required  and lack of  the requirement
> > does not break anything.
> > 
> > now, the requirement forces you to install the package, which is
> > not good idea - there are people who do not need bash, but use
> > the tools (now - tool - to be very specific)
> Well, that's a good point, but when I was adding this Requires field I
> was thinking of a situation where we would end up having
> /etc/bash_completion.d/subversion file but /etc/bash_completion.d
> directory not belonging to any of the packages. If such situation is
> acceptable, I see no reasons to keep this Reqires. As I wrote in
> commitlog, I was not sure of this being correct.

It  is  acceptable,  because  files  in  the  directory  are
not  used at  all without  bash completion  package. For  me
this little  and _not_hurting_  disorder in filesystem  is
a compromise  between adding  new  very  small subpackage  and
unecessary requirement.

    wrobell <wrobell at pld-linux.org>
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