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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] RFC: new QA_NEEDED variable for files installed by pre-built binary packages with broken soname dependencies
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:04:41
1 Hi,
3 In bug 528086 [1] we have a pre-built games package with a soname
4 dependency on The maintainer reports that the
5 game works fine without this library, so he doesn't want to add a
6 dependency on sdl-mixer.
8 In order to satisfy this "unneeded" soname dependency, preserve-libs
9 will preserve when sdl-mixer is uninstalled. So,
10 it would be nice if we had a way to tell preserve-libs not to satisfy
11 "unneeded" soname dependencies.
13 I would prefer not to ignore soname dependencies for all pre-built
14 files, since some pre-built files may have library dependencies which
15 are considered valid. Therefore, I suggest that we add a QA_NEEDED
16 variable so that specific files with "unneeded" soname dependencies can
17 be distinguished from files with soname dependencies that are actually
18 needed.
20 [1]
21 --
22 Thanks,
23 Zac