[csw-maintainers] gnulinks

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Nov 20 14:47:45 CET 2009

Hi Ben,

Am 20.11.2009 um 14:42 schrieb Ben Walton:
> A user queried me today about the current setup of CSWgnulinks.  He
> wondered why gnulinks didn't depend on all of the gnu *utils packages
> for which it provides links to.
> Part of the answer is that I simply updated the existing package and
> left it functionally equivalent to the previous version.  I'd also be
> hesitant to make it so heavy weight.
> I wonder though, and I realize there is a pile of work involved,
> whether a better solution would be to have each package that uses the
> g prefix on binaries provide its own links in /opt/csw/gnu?  This
> would provide a solution without extra dependencies and prevent broken
> symlink possibilities in /opt/csw/gnu without being an overly heavy
> solution (packaging work aside).

Sounds like a good solution to me. In addition to that adding the links
is not that complicated.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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