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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 19 07:39:09 EST 2011

Am 19.01.2011 13:32, schrieb Seblu:
>> 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.

For library-dependencies on binaries, yes. On scripts it is much harder
to check this. I don't think it is possible to cover all cases with a
piece of software here, but one should try.

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