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____/ Homer on Friday 26 Aug 2011 14:40 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Thursday 25 Aug 2011 20:23 : \____
>>> This forces all Fedora users to install every Firefox language pack,
>>> whether they need it or not. Multiply that by every application with
>>> localisation support on one's system, and I think you can see the
>>> problem. And that's just language support.
>> Well, if you want, you can always compile from source on Fedora, just
>> like you do in Gentoo.
> See below.
>>> As another example, all Fedora packages are built (where appropriate)
>>> against SELinux (and acl in general), PulseAudio, PolicyKit and
>>> xattr, making the removal of those components virtually impossible
>>> (for those, like me, who don't want them), unless one were to do a
>>> mass-rebuild of the entire distro tree.
> So yes, you can "always compile from source on Fedora" ... if you're
> prepared to rebuild the entire distro just to dislodge some deeply
> embedded unwanted component.
I see your point. TBH, I've had a lot of trouble compiling some package that I
wrote a patch for (and compiled fine under Ubuntu). In Debian it just kept
complaining about f/lex deps that I spent hours trying to get around.
I don't think there's enougn control for this sort of stuff in repo-
oriented distros. In Feodra I had similar problems compiling Octave
(old versions, since the latest one in the repo had issue).
>>> If one's going to do that anyway, one may as well switch to a
>>> source-based distro like Gentoo, set a few "USE" flags, run emerge,
>>> go to bed, then wake up to a perfectly tailored system.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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