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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 11:36:49 EST 2007

On Dec 21, 2007 5:21 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Good call. It's much easier for us to keep track of things in flyspray.

I'm conflicted on this idea too. I keep flip-flopping on whether it's
good or not. Maybe Dan can weigh in and convince me one way or the

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