[aur-general] Should we still include VCS packages in makedepends?

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Tue Dec 30 12:52:01 UTC 2014

On 30/12, Marcel Korpel wrote:
>It looks like pacman is able to see which package it needs to retrieve
>a specific VCS source. Do we still need to include those in makedepends?

makepkg only uses those to see which package handles which URLs, and 
then checks whether they’re in the depends arrays, if they’re not it 
prints an error and fails. There was a task on the FS[1] about changing 
it to install them, but it’s a WontFix.

[1]: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/43264

  Johannes Löthberg
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