[aur-general] should make be in makedepends?

Neil Darlow neil at darlow.co.uk
Tue May 6 02:01:04 EDT 2008


Allan McRae wrote:
> We generally assume the user has everything in base and base-devel 
> installed and so don't list those packages.

Aren't there exceptions? Doesn't it make sense to include things which a 
configure script might determine as optional, e.g. gettext?

I think studying the output of configure and making a reasoned decision 
on what to put in makedepends is often better that just assuming the 
presence of something.

Neil Darlow

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