Managing required packages in nALFS

Vassili Dzuba vassilidzuba at nerim.net
Sun Oct 6 13:11:16 PDT 2002


On Sun, 6 Oct 2002 19:52:05 +0000 (UTC)
haski at sezampro.yu (Neven Has) wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 06, 2002 at 07:07:59PM +0200, Vassili Dzuba wrote:
> > > > <!ELEMENT utilizes    (#PCDATA)>
> > > 
> > > What's this for? Some optional packages that might be utilized if
> > > they are installed? Do we really need something like this?
> > 
> > It indeed means that it will be utilized if installed. It is in the
> > BLFS, so I thought that it would be interesting to keep it, at least
> > for documentary purposes, even if we don't need to execute something
> > when encontering them.
> 
> I see. Yes, that's fine with me. The same could be said for <homepage>,
> <description> and similar elements, which can be quite useful for the
> same purposes.
> 

Yes, but one could also imagine an option that would make nALFS actually build
the <utilizes> packages as they were <required>.

> 
> Neven
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