[pacman-dev] pacman PKGBUILD needs depends=(python)

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 20:37:11 EDT 2007

On 3/30/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/30/07, Andrew Fyfe <andrew at neptune-one.net> wrote:
> > Just installed arch to do some testing, went to run rankmirros as pacman
> > suggests and no python, ooops. Python needs added to the depends list
> > for pacman3.
> Hmmm, we can't really do that. It's also more of an optional depend
> anyway, so we should add it to the install message.

Yeah, that might be a good thing to add.

On a side note, what do you guys think about "optdepends"?

If we pick a name now, we can worry about implementation details
later. But it would be interesting to have this kind of thing. I did
find, way back in Flyspray, a request for this same kind of thing that
was closed by Judd because he thought it was unnecessary. I feel like
things may have changed enough since then, but I don't know for sure.


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