[aur-general] [Review Request] PKGBUILD for bumblebee-status

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Sun Sep 17 13:55:37 UTC 2017

On September 17, 2017 3:44:26 PM GMT+02:00, Lex Black <autumn-wind at web.de> wrote:
>Am 17. September 2017 15:07:48 MESZ schrieb Morten Linderud
><morten at linderud.pw>:
>>On Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 07:48:24AM -0400, Daniel Capella via
>>aur-general wrote:
>>> Input: https://ptpb.pw/7YEJ
>>> Output: https://ptpb.pw/-L5i
>>Missing "python" in the depends array.
>Any specific reason?
>It is indirectly covered through the dependencies.

Because technically it's a very direct first level dependency. It's quite unlikely that a first level python lib dependency will ever not depend on python itself, however it is a quite bad trend to remove any first level dependency just because another one covers it on the second level.
For c libs it is also easier to fetch things that need a rebuild rather then grepping for sonames that are linked against it.
Either way, all first level dependencies should always be defined, personally I call anything else a bad practice.
Of course one could easily fix a missing first level dependency when another lib drops it, however that's not the point, it still remains technically incorrect.


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