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On Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:45:13 -0700
Donnie Berkholz <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'd go with RDEPEND only. Any other interpretation results in
> installing build-time-only packages along with a binpkg, which
> doesn't seem to make sense.
That's definitely not what we want. Only a package's DEPENDs have to be
installed and usable when that package is built. Its RDEPENDs don't
have to be installed until that package is treated as usable.
For why this matters:
cat/a-1: RDEPEND cat/b
cat/b-1: RDEPEND cat/a
This is solvable. If package managers can't solve this, they can't
install Gnome off a stage 3...