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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 19 08:59:55 EST 2011

On 19/01/11 23:49, Pierre Chapuis wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:19:33 +1000, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> wrote:
>> 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.

Huh?  How is no dependency checks (-Sd) equivalent to complete 
dependency checking (-S with a transitive closure of dependencies)? 
They are polar opposites.


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