[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add rundepends keyword to makepkg

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 15:42:15 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Miklos Vajna schrieb:
>>> I've been contemplating something like this for a while as well. What
>>> do others on the list think, is this getting to be too much, or does
>>> this make sense? I think I would be fine with it. We will need
>>> documentation (namely PKGBUILD.5.txt) to be patched as well in the
>>> final patch.
> Didn't think of that.
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/2891
>> Aaron closed this as "Wont't implement" two years ago.

My name isn't Aaron, now is it?

> It is a good feature for a packager. I am doing some packages where I always
> have to build with -d, as some of the dependencies are never present at
> build time. However, I still want makepkg to check whether all other
> dependencies are there.

 I do see the use in this because I build regularly where I need to
use the -d option, which unfortunately prevents a single dependency
from being checked. Two years is a long time, so there has been plenty
of time to reconsider, and I find the reasons in the bug report just
as valid as they were two years ago.


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