[aur-general] PKGBUILD: depends vs. makedepends and namcap warning

Lukas Böger dev at lboeger.de
Mon Jul 11 08:18:32 UTC 2016

Dear AUR list,

simple question about dependencies in PKGBUILDs:

Package A provides some header files and build scripts. Package B
provides additional headers, and their usage only work out if A's
headers are in place. Additionaly, package B can only be compiled using
A's build scripts.

1) Is it correct to have package A in B's depends AND makedepends arrays?

2) Am I supposed to ignore namcap's warning 'Dependency included and not
neede' because it doesn't take header dependencies into account?

Thanks in advance for clarification,

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