Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pms

From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] pkg_setup() can rely on packages common to DEPEND & RDEPEND.
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:38:42
Message-Id: 20038.14340.707607.24787@a1i15.kph.uni-mainz.de
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] pkg_setup() can rely on packages common to DEPEND & RDEPEND. by Ciaran McCreesh
>>>>> On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> I think we're going about this in the wrong way. We should probably > remove all mention of circular dependencies, and just state that > there's nothing except system things guaranteed for pkg_*.
Except that large parts of the tree rely on packages in RDEPEND being available in pkg_*.
> If there's a need for dependencies that will definitely be installed > for pkg_setup, we should introduce an IDEPEND (for 'install').
And then at some point we will have circular IDEPEND dependencies and the package manager will have to break such cycles, as it does for RDEPEND now. Ulrich

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] pkg_setup() can rely on packages common to DEPEND & RDEPEND. Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>