[arch-dev-public] Discussion about optional dependencies

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 02:45:39 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-07-19 at 03:39 +0200, Balló György via arch-dev-public
> I agree with this, and the same apply for vlc I think, which recently
> lost
> its qt4 dependency:
> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/commit/trunk?h=packag
> es/vlc&id=b1a56bb8d107ebb51a6f2e32c67f866e2693517b
> --
> György Balló
> Trusted User

For a case like that, it should really just be a split package. As long
as there's still a main package named after the project for all the
components, split packages aren't annoying. It's rarely worth putting
in the effort to do that, but it's a much nicer way to do it than
moving the problem to users.
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