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Old 08-27-2011, 12:12 AM
Toshio Kuratomi
 
Default Compiler as Require

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 10:11:11PM +0200, Thomas Spura wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:34:22 -0300
> Sergio Belkin wrote:
>
> > Hi
> > Is it OK include a compiler (eg gcc-c++) for a "-devel" subpackage?
>
> I'd say, it depends on the use case...
>
> Why do you want to do that?
>
> * Only to have some piece of software installed, which can handle the
> (C++?) source code? Then no: You should not do the choice for the
> user, how to use the header files.
>
> * Your devel subpackage calls "g++" via some included scripts, then it
> would be ok, I think.
>
I agree... but I'm having a hard time coming up with a case that
legitimately does that second thing.

-Toshio
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