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On Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:48:57 +0200
Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > That's something done by sets as provided by the package mangler,
> > not something done by repository-specified sets.
> So we should provide separate copies of the same sets for each package
You should avoid providing sets that are so complicated that they rely
upon executing fancy code that maps to package manager APIs that are in
no way stable, documented or guaranteed to work two weeks from now.
> Well, I think a simple specification saying 'all installed packages
> which install to /usr/lib/foo' is much simpler to write and maintain
> than a random number of package names.
Sure, and a *user* can have a set like that, specified on the command
line. That's not something a repository should be doing though. Sets as
provided by the repository are a subset of sets available to the user.