[pacman-dev] [PATCH] add support for .so dependencies

Christoph Schied Christoph.Schied at uni-ulm.de
Sat Aug 15 10:56:27 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 12:45:50AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> "arch" is a reserved variable name in PKGBUILDs.  This will break split  
> package support for packages that have both binary and arch=any packages  
> (which will be supported in the future).

Okay, this one should be easy to fix.

> As far as I can tell, IFS does absolutely nothing here.

IFS is set to newline.

> Well, the patch being broken and so I assume untested was my main
> issue.  I will not review a patch the submitter has not even tested.

Bluewind tested it yesterday, and it worked for him.

> Well, then... what is the point?  Versioned dependencies already cover  
> soname values if the package is listed as a dep in addition to is 
> library.

The point is that the dependencies are magically generated and this greatly
reduces the work for the maintainer to specify the explicit versioned
dependencies (which doesn't happen right now). Also the .so dependencies
are not about the library version, but about the content of the package.

greetings, Christoph Schied

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