[arch-general] post-install dependencies check

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Fri Feb 21 22:25:28 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2020-02-21 at 17:19 -0500, Eli Schwartz via arch-general wrote:
> On 2/21/20 4:22 PM, Ralf Mardorf via arch-general wrote:
> > I suspect that paccheck's recursive option is unneeded.
> I don't understand how you could possibly think so? The recursive option
> plainly makes it *recursive*, i.e. it lists the uninstalled optdepends
> for all your dependencies. This is quite important, for example, if you
> are using a program named "epiphany" which does HTML rendering via
> webkit2gtk and you wish to know why it doesn't play media. The
> --recursive flag will go through all the dependencies and show that
> *epiphany* is not playing media because *webkit2gtk* is missing its
> optional dependencies on gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad.

Good point!

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