[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New --nonew option (resubmit)
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Fri Mar 7 06:34:20 EST 2008
> 2008/3/7 Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu>:
> > >
> > > heh, so many-many gtk2-dependant packages should have
> > > depends=('gtk2>=2..4/2.6/2.8/210/whatever')
> > > this is just unreal, nobody will want to check that stuff (because
> > > it's not trivial and consumes valuable time)
> > >
> > 1. A bit off-topic, about packaging:
> > * Well, obviously nobody wants to recheck existing packages... Hopefully
> > distro's packaging policy declares that dependencies should be filled in
> > * If I cannot assume this, then what can I expect from the packager?
> Almost all
> > projects have an INSTALL file or something which defines clearly the
> > version of its dependencies (or can be caught easily from configure.ac).
> > * To be more concrete: with ArchLinux I had only about 3 missing depver
> > for ~5 years, after reporting them, they were fixed soon.
> Well, did you try to break it, or did you more or less do normal upgrades?
> If you are not trying to do anything stupid, it will probably work
> well. But if you are trying every possible combinations
> of different package versions, you will probably find much more problems.
Of course I didn't try to break it, but I used -S many times to upgrade
packages. I still don't understand why I should upgrade openoffice (I'm not an
ooo user;-), if I want to upgrade audacious.
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