[arch-projects] [namcap] Question about transient dependencies

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 17 06:29:31 UTC 2017

On 2017-08-08 18:59, keenerd via arch-projects wrote:
> There is no hard policy and maintainers can do whatever they feel is a
> good best practice.

That could be said about many other warnings that namcap issues.
Transient dependencies are a real problem, and bugs about suddenly
missing dependent packages happen every now and then. The lack of policy
on anything is not much different from eating own tail.


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