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On Monday 28 December 2009 21:04:01 Fabio Erculiani wrote:
> To me you are saying that DEPEND would work just fine. No?
Setting the proto as DEPEND for the library wouldn't work because a user could
install the library, remove every DEPEND-only package and legitimately expect
the library to continue working, including being able to build other programs
against it. Putting the proto in DEPEND for every package that uses the
library isn't good because (unless the package references the proto directly)
the fact that the proto is needed is an internal detail of the library, that
might even change between versions, and packages using the library shouldn't
have to know about it.