[arch-projects] [PATCH 0/2] iproute2 migration

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Sun May 22 19:31:15 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 6:42 PM, dave reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> On May 22, 2011 6:05 PM, "Gaetan Bisson" <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> [2011-05-22 10:43:17 -0400] Dave Reisner:
>> > - yp-tools is currently in extra. we would need to bring this into core
>> > in order
>> >   to support setting a domainname
>> I do not think yp-tools is really eligible to go to [core]: strictly-
>> speaking, it is not required to either boot up the computer or connect
>> to the Internet.
>> However, it can perfectly well be made an optdepends of initscripts
>> while staying in [extra]; this is probably the way to go since yp-tools
>> is not of use to everybody.
>> --
>> Gaetan
> As long as its kosher to have an optdepend lower in the dep tree. I agree
> that its certainly not the majority use case.
> Dave

A [core] package can have an optdepends on a package in [extra].
No-one objected when I did it for links. Other packages might do it


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