[arch-dev-public] potentially useful scripts for soname bumps

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 23:34:35 EST 2008

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 8:53 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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 checking
> tool.
> 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.

Perhaps make it so it can be run on gerolde? That way we can access
all packages in the repos

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