kdelibs and kate , quasi circular dependency

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Jul 21 16:12:44 CEST 2011

On 07/21/2011 09:03 AM, Milian Wolff wrote:
> Milian Wolff, 21.07.2011:
>> Rex Dieter, 21.07.2011:
>>> Hi, been working on the adapting packaging for our new split tarball
>>> world order, and have run into a bit of a quandry wrt kdelibs and kate.
>>> Prior to the split, libktexteditor and katepart were nicely bundled
>>> together in kdelibs.  So, anything linking libktexteditor naturally had
>>> an implementation available, and it "just worked".  This is no longer
>>> true.
>> This is not true. KDELibs never shipped an implementation of the
>> interfaces. You always needed kate installed from kdesdk for those apps to
>> work.
> Or thinking about it: I'm actually not sure, was katepart in SVN days in
> kdelibs? Anyhow, if so the "solution" would be to split kate tarball and
> create a katepart package that other packages can depend on.

Yes it was.  That's my point.  I guess I'm implicitly arguing that 
splitting libktexteditor and katepart into separate pieces is arguably a 
*bad idea*, at least packaging-wise.

still wondering how other (particularly rpm-based) packagers are 
handling this case...

-- rex

More information about the release-team mailing list