On 09/18/18 14:32, M. J. Everitt wrote:
On 18/09/18 19:45, A. Wilcox wrote:
> Right now, we have 'lang' to pull in all -lang subpackages, and
> to pull in all -doc subpackages.
> There have been a few people who have asked for a way to "automatically
> install all -dev packages".
> Therefore, I propose we create a 'devs' or 'dev' metapackage similar
> 'docs' and 'lang' that installs all -dev packages that correspond to
> packages that are installed on the system.
Propose a package listing, to get an idea?
I think this is likely to quickly become bloaty, unless there really is
a good use-case for having every single -dev package installed *at
once*. This could have resource implications on 'lesser' systems (ie.
/not/ Power10 users and all those devs with 8+ core i7 dev machines....)
This would be for installing the -dev counterparts of the packages you
have installed on your system (it would be no more bloated than Gentoo,
which by design has all -dev counterparts installed on your system).
The following packages would need modification since they override dev():
Frankly, I'm not sure all of those overrides are necessary. But this
would need to be done before the 1.0 mass rebuild, which is going to be
a little more than a week before the 1.0 release.
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux