[csw-maintainers] Question about stub files

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Sun Apr 8 09:29:32 CEST 2012

No dia 8 de Abr de 2012 05:13, "Jeffery Small" <jeff at cjsa.com> escreveu:
> Just out of curiosity, what is the rationale behind the proliferation
> of all these *_stub packages?  From the few that I have investigated,
> they mostly seem to contain only a single license file.  Why add all this
> package clutter?  It seems as though they can be removed without causing
> problems.  (...)

They are a byproduct of package splits and renames. They are required in
the catalog, and required during upgrades, but many can be removed later
on. Pkgutil knows which ones you can remove, see the --cleanup option.
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