Jan de Groot
jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon May 25 07:07:23 EDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-05-25 at 06:50 +0000, Baho Utot wrote:
> I tried namcap a freshly built fakeroot from the latest abs sync
> Here is what it said
> namcap fakeroot-1.12.2-2-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> fakeroot E: Dependency detected and not included (bash) from files
> fakeroot W: Dependency included but already satisfied (glibc)
> fakeroot W: Dependency included and not needed (filesystem)
> fakeroot W: Dependency included and not needed (grep)
> fakeroot W: Dependency included and not needed (sed)
> This is the dependency line from the PKGBUILD
> depends=('glibc' 'filesystem' 'grep' 'sed')
> What is namcap telling me ?
> Could fakeroot be built from a PKGBUILD without those dependencies?
> And is missing the bash dependency?
The package uses grep and sed in the .install scriptlet. Sed is also
used by the fakeroot binary itself. As fakeroot is a shell script, bash
or any other shell that provides /bin/sh is actually a dependency
(though usually we don't list it because a system without /bin/sh isn't
The filesystem package is a dependency because it
contains /etc/ld.so.conf, which is edited from post_install.
Note that namcap isn't the holy grail, it's used to detect direct
linking dependency. Besides using namcap, you should also use common
sense to interpret the results of namcap.
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