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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 24 14:21:17 EDT 2009

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 question.

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