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From: "Paweł Hajdan
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] finding reverse dependencies for arch testing (and other purposes)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:31:20
Message-Id: 4E777C29.6040409@gentoo.org
I uploaded my script for finding reverse dependencies here:
http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/arch-tools.git;a=summary

Advantages over existing solutions (browsing to websites like tinderbox
or qa-reports):

- only prints stable packages when run on a stable system (no need to
manually filter out things)
- takes a list of packages as input, making it more effective for a
batch workflow (we're short on time, batching is often critical)
- produces output that can be fed to emerge after stripping comment
lines (no junk after package names); again this is for the batch workflow

It is still reasonably fast. On my machine it completes within 30 seconds.

Comments welcome. I'd be very happy to adapt this to your needs. My main
goal is to share those little scripts I use with others so we can all
become more productive (and have more time for other things).

Paweł

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