Tomasz Kłoczko (kloczek(a)zie.pg.gda.pl) said:
> Seriously, you will then have reports from lots of users -
> "this software doesn't build on Fedora! Fedora sucks, I'm using
> Ubuntu." Upstream maintainers who don't care about these things
> will just pile on, saying "Why use Fedora? This is just like
> gcc-2.96 all over again."
write patch for remove <foo>-config script -> introduce this in distro
resources and in the same moment submit this to <foo> package maintainer
with some technical argumentation "why it will good remove this" (one
reason we know .. it is bad multilib behavior) for include this in main
That doesn't help those packages' users, which is the whole point.
> If we want to have the foo-config scripts warn, sure. Possibly
> even patch our own Core & Extras packages. But randomly breaking
> third-party software so it won't build isn't really practical.
I'm start from fribidi. OK. Lets look on some facts. Where it library is
used ? abiword ? (in all other cases applications are using fibidi
embeded in pango) huh .. where in this case is *real* problem ?
All other cases? Do you know the extent of all fribidi using
software that exists (not just Core/Extras)?