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

Pierre Chapuis catwell at archlinux.us
Wed Jan 19 08:49:28 EST 2011

 On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:19:33 +1000, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> 

> Ah...  OK. then I don't understand this:
> On 19/01/11 22:49, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> Well, if the creation of the transitive closure of dependencies is
>> created at package build time, then it can be removed from pacman,
>> that should give a bit of a speed-up I suspect.
> When pacman does dependency checks, it checks if the package listed
> in the dependencies is installed.  It does not check if all its
> dependencies are installed too (as it is assumed that was done at the
> time the dependency was installed).  If we list the transitive 
> closure
> of dependencies, then pacman has to perform extra checks and so will
> not give a speed-up.

 Well, except if you assume that all packages do this perfectly.
 Then when installing a package with '-S' Pacman can install its
 dependencies with the equivalent of '-Sd', which will be faster.

 I find that approach dangerous though...

 Pierre 'catwell' Chapuis

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