[arch-dev-public] makedepends

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 1 10:58:29 EDT 2007

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 08:22:01AM -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> So flac (in [current]) has a makedepend on xmms (now in [community]).
> In this instance, this seems okay, since if xmms one day goes away, we 
> remove that makedepend and the only bad effect is that there's no xmms 
> plugin.. which is fine if there's no xmms!
> But couldn't this be a problem in general? Do we have any rules about 
> makedepends across repositories?

This is a good point.  I guess there are three different types of
makedepend: the necessary to build (pkgconfig), the necessary for important
feature, and the necessary for secondary feature.

Everyone would agree that the xmms plugin is a secondary feature.  It's
important enough to be built if it's available, but not important enough to
change repo layouts for ;)

I think the necessary to build and the necessary for important feature
should probably be available in the same repo or higher.

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