[arch-dev-public] How the use of "provides" can damage the dependency tree

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 05:26:51 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 12:11, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>> Could we please change our default policy to always include
>> direct dependencies (checked from readelf output)
>> even if another dependency already pulls them?
> So listing every single package that contains a library that is being linked
> to...  Apart from being annoying to maintain (especially if we add
> versioning to them as well), that would really increase the amount of work
> pacman has to do in dependency checking.  e.g. for subversion there is
> currently two dependencies, but even only considering /usr/bin/svn there
> would be 10x more than that.

Okay, then how we currently check that subversion needs
to be rebuilt on db or heimdal soname bump?

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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