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

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Jan 19 07:46:17 EST 2011

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:20:58 +0100
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.

I'm also fan of this. The added correctness (both informational and
system robustness) justifies the little overhead, imho.


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