[arch-dev-public] How the use of "provides" can damage the dependency tree
roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 05:02:04 EDT 2009
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 21:23, Aaron Griffin<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Pierre Schmitz schrieb:
>>> What do we learn by this? The use of provides can be dangerous when the
>>> providers have different deps. I wonder if we have more such problems.
>> That's why namcap should use direct link-level dependencies using readelf
>> and not rely on the fact that a dependency already provides the library in
> Actually, this would probably help us in a lot of ways - it'd make
> finding deps for rebuilds easier
I completely agree here.
Could we please change our default policy to always include
direct dependencies (checked from readelf output)
even if another dependency already pulls them?
Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
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