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On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM, Rémi Cardona <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> RESOLVED -> WONTFIX
> Others and myself have spent considerable time making those deps the way
> they are because :
> 1) upstream packaging is a bit uncommon
> 2) ebuild deps don't fit with upstream deps
> 3) a few embedded devs told me they wiped /usr/include when making images
What all this has to do with the fact that they are just build dependencies? Just wondering.
> So if you want to fix this properly, a new DEP variable needs to be
> cooked up : "add the following deps to ebuilds' DEPEND when those ebuids
> DEPEND on this ebuild".
Other package managers out there have explicit build dependency lists, so, if DEPEND is not really a list of build dependencies, yeah, I agree, we need a list describing "strict" build dependencies.
> Until such a variable exist, having the protos in both DEPEND and
> RDEPEND is the only _valid_ solution.
Others here gave opposite opinion by the way.