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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 16 00:25:25 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 1:27 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>> When a package A requires a package B at runtime, but B is not
>>> needed for building A or B cannot be installed while A is being
>>> built, rundepends=('B') can be used to add B to A's dependencies,
>>> omitting the dependency check at built time.
>> Any chance of resubmitting this with the required documentation added
>> (PKGBUILD.5.txt and addition to PKGBUILD.proto)?  I think that this
>> patch can be included once that is done.
> Hello old thread! Anyone still interested in this? I'm not sure what
> the status on it is, other than it is probably my fault it got dropped
> on the floor.

The patch was never resubmitted and it is way down the priority list for 
me so I had forgotten all about it to.

Anyway, I will be writing documentation for the package splitting stuff 
in makepkg soon so I could include that if no-one else does.  I would 
prefer someone else did it...


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