[aur-general] [arch-general] Please settle 'base' in 'depends' for all

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 19 07:20:58 EST 2011

Am 19.01.2011 08:08, schrieb Allan McRae:
> If we want to be really pedantic about dependencies, we should list
> _ALL_ dependencies and not remove the ones that are dependencies of
> dependencies.

Why don't we just do the correct thing:

If package A depends on package B, and B depends on C, then A might
depend on C explicitly because it accesses C directly. Or it might only
depend on indirectly C because B accesses C. We should reflect that in
dependencies (in the first case, A depends on C, in the second case it

The result is this: Whenever the dependencies of B change (e.g., C is
removed), A will still work correctly.

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