I have been looking long for some distribution that fits my needs, and at last found Conectiva. It seems to be a good one for me. What I see at a glance is that Conectiva targets with product mainly to Latin American countries (or maybe I am wrong). However I could not find too much docs on Conectiva in English. Curently I work on packages that I need and that are not available in CL by default. After a little research on conectiva packaging conventions I find couple of things that I do not understand.
Packages are divided into main program, the documentation and the .mo locales (i18n). It might a bit confusing when we do need a multingual, international system and if we need the documentation to be available at any time. I understand there is no need to keep all locales installed, but there are RPM's mechanisms to control languages installation as well as the documentation, ie. %doc clause (in spec), --exclude-docs siwtch during installation or %_excludedocs in /etc/rpm/macros if we want this setting to be permanent. So if the admin can decide on whether he want docs or not in such a simple way, what is the purpose of forcing him to search for additional packages in repositories? The same about %_install_langs macro.
Last edited by igort; 01-02-2005 at 08:38 AM.