[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Autoversion deps upon package creation in makepkg

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 06:21:53 EST 2007

On Sun, Dec 02, 2007 at 11:53:00AM +0800, Darwin Bautista wrote:
> Hi all,
> Attached is a patch to add "autoversion of dependencies" in makepkg. I
> think the usage of the term "autoversion" is a little vague but I
> can't of any other term. Anyway, autoversioning will save package
> maintainers a lot of time in adding and bumping the minimum required
> versions of a certain package's dependencies directly in the PKGBUILD.
> Of course, this autoversioning can be overridden by directly
> specifying the minimum/maximum (if ever)/exact version of a dep.
> Autoversioning can be disabled by using these opts: '-v' or
> '--nodepsver'.
> I've seen quite a lot of packages (extra, community) which have
> "out-dated" or wrong minimum versions of the deps. For instance, I've
> seen a package (which I can't remember) of a KDE app built against KDE
> 3.5.8 yet the specified minimum version is 3.5.7 (or older?). This can
> help prevent bugs resulting from this seemingly subtle issue.

Hm I hoped someone would reply to this. I thought it might be interesting,
but I don't really know.
Could you please file this as a feature request on flyspray? A mail on the ML
is likely to be forgotten rapidly, while a feature request would stay there.

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