[arch-dev-public] potentially useful scripts for soname bumps
allan at archlinux.org
Thu Dec 4 21:53:30 EST 2008
Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> I have written a couple of script that other here might find useful.
>> The rebuildorder script is my first "real" python script so it could
>> probably be improved. If people think that these would be useful to have
>> somewhere, I can tidy them up a put them in a git repo somewhere.
> I'd say stick them in the devtools repo. This looks to be a little
> better than the 'lddd' script in there already. Would you mind doing a
> once-over to see if lddd does anything this script does not?
This rebuildlist script has a different goal than lddd. It looks for
packages that will need a rebuild for a given library soname bump. Lddd
checks for packages that are linked to any missing libraries. So one is
a library specific pre-rebuild tool and one is a more general system
I'm looking at how I can improve the rebuildlist script, as even though
it is more specific that lddd it takes longer to run. I think that this
is because lddd restricts the directories for the files it test. I'm
looking for a way to do that without getting (too many) false
negatives. It also only scans packages on your computer so will miss
(many) needed rebuilds. Idea welcome.
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