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    SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] util-linux-ng 2.13-rc1
    On Jul 05, 2007  12:41 -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
    > On Wednesday 04 July 2007, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > Sorry, but it's really annoying to pull in a filesystem-specific devel
    > > package for that. Having a library is fine, but please move the library
    > > into util-linux so it's always available without another dependency.
    >
    > ugh, moving libraries which are already actively maintained by other core
    > projects into util-linux is so not a good idea (ignoring the fact that it'd
    > easily be a pita/waste for distro maintainers)

    Some distros (Debian and SuSE I think) split the e2fsprogs libraries
    into separate packages so that you are not depending on "e2fsprogs",
    but rather "libuuid" and/or "libblkid".

    > > That way xfsprogs could for example drop it's own detection library aswell.
    >
    > i dont really think this is dependent on util-linux at all. nothing is
    > stopping xfsprogs from depending on udev or e2fsprogs now.

    In fact, Eric Sandeen and I discussed splitting the xfsprogs "libdisk"
    (or similar, it detects RAID geometry for DM/MD/etc) into a standalone
    library so that e2fsprogs could use it. The only issue is the increased
    maintenance and packaging of separate libraries.

    Cheers, Andreas
    --
    Andreas Dilger
    Principal Software Engineer
    Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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