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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: How to handle dependencies on protocol headers?
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:50:17
Message-Id: 4E72D55F.4040704@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: How to handle dependencies on protocol headers? by Matt Turner
On 09/15/2011 09:42 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:32 AM, Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o> wrote: >> Often packages depending on X11 libraries will also have to specify >> the X11 libraries' proto packages in DEPEND. This is because the X11 >> library itself #includes files provided by the proto package. It's not >> really that the X11 library depends on this at run-time, so the >> protocol packages aren't specified in the RDEPEND of the libraries. >> >> This is documented in a number of bug reports (see 379545), and it >> seems that the decision is between >> - add proto package to dependency list of packages using X11 libs >> - add proto package to rdepend list of the relevant library itself >> >> The first is more correct, I think, but it's also much more annoying. >> Mesa winds up having x11-proto/inputproto in DEPEND for some long >> forgotten reason, for instance. >> >> The second option is much simpler and less error prone, but removes >> the ability to depclean the proto packages. >> >> It seems that some sort of DEPEND variable that means "I only need >> this when other packages are building against me" would be useful. >> Thoughts? >> >> Matt > > Another similar situation: > > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=342393
Maybe the virtual/mesa-build approach that I suggested can be adapted to other similar situations: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=342393#c23 -- Thanks, Zac

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: How to handle dependencies on protocol headers? Alexander Bersenev <bay@×××××××××.ru>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: How to handle dependencies on protocol headers? Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o>