[csw-pkgsubmissions] newpkgs ap2_subversion, javasvn, pm_subversio(...)

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Tue Dec 7 03:07:23 CET 2010

Excerpts from Philip Brown's message of Mon Dec 06 20:53:08 -0500 2010:

> Its a program. Something expected to run. But it's broken, so it
> wont run.  Maintainer needs to either fix it, or exclude it from the
> package.

I still disagree.  It's placed under doc/, and further in contrib/.
It's a widely held convention in my experience that things in contrib
are not expected to run without fiddling.

If it were outside of doc/, I'd agree with you.  Had Rupert copied a
few of the example scripts from contrib into a normal program
directory then yes, it should be fixed.  As it is though, I think the
location should allow for non-function.

That being said, it wouldn't be bad to put extra work into making them
viable with less fiddling.  I'm simply arguing that it shouldn't be a
must item in this case.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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