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Re: [HACKERS] RPM changes for 7.1.

From: teg(at)redhat(dot)com (Trond Eivind =?iso-8859-1?q?Glomsr=F8d?=)
To: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] RPM changes for 7.1.
Date: 2000-12-20 22:35:29
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Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:

> 1.)	Addition of a postgresql-lib subpackage.  Rationale: those using
> just the Perl, Python, or Tcl clients may not want the full psql cli and
> documetation installed just to use their client.  This package would
> simply be the shared object dynamic load libraries necessary for any
> client.

Sounds like a good idea.

> 2.)	Addition of a postgresql-pltcl subpackage.  Rationale: pl/tcl is
> currently included as part of the postgresql-tcl package.  If someone
> has the need for a tcl-client ONLY installation, they currently cannot
> do so due to the postgresql-tcl package's dependency upon the server
> subpackage being loaded.  Likewise, answering the question 'why not put
> pl/tcl in the main server package', someone needing the server package,
> but not pl/tcl, bight not want to have the full Tcl client installed
> just to run a server.

The package is 64 k. Why split it?
> I am a minimalist not because of a desire to save disk space -- disk is
> cheap, after all.  I am a minimalist because of security -- if I don't
> _need_ Perl installed, then I shouldn't be forced to install Perl, for
> instance.  

I've yet to see a security hole from documentation :)

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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