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

Seblu seblu at seblu.net
Wed Jan 19 07:32:07 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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
> doesn't).
> The result is this: Whenever the dependencies of B change (e.g., C is
> removed), A will still work correctly.

And this check is done by a software not by a "scientist" predicate
that varies depending on the experience of maintainer.

Sébastien Luttringer

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