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From: Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o>
Subject: Re: How to handle dependencies on protocol headers?
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:47:18 -0400
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Alec Warner <antarus@g.o> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Why is it annoying?

Because the proto will have to be added as a dependency to a lot of
packages, when I think it's needed if and only if the package
(r)depends on the X11 library. Because of this, it can be quite prone
to missing dependencies.

Matt


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