[arch-dev-public] Policy on cross-repo makedepends?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 25 09:40:29 EDT 2010

Am 25.06.2010 14:30, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:11:31 +1000, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> wrote:
>> Do we have a policy on cross-repo makedepends?   i.e. using makedepends 
>> in [extra] for packages in [core].
>> I ask because I want to bring dejagnu to [extra] so I can do "make 
>> check" for gcc/binutils/etc in their PKGBUILD.  (I currently do it 
>> myself using a local dejagnu package).
>> I would just go ahead do it, but our integrity check script list 
>> makedepends repo hierarchy amongst the list of issues.
> I think it's fine to have core packages depending on some of the extra
> repo at build time.

We do have core packages with extra or community make/optdepends.

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