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From: Carsten Lohrke <carlo@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New PDEPEND behaviour.
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:34:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New PDEPEND behaviour. by Vlastimil Babka
1 On Mittwoch, 25. Juli 2007, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
2 > A: PDEPEND="B"
3 > B: DEPEND="A"
4 >
5 > If this is what you call RDEPEND conceptually broken, then sorry for
6 > useles try to explain it :) Maybe package manager could be smart enough
7 > and relax the RDEPEND in such cases itself, maybe it's better to say
8 > that via PDEPEND explicitly...
10 Of course a valid example - and yes, that's something the package manager
11 should care about. Admitted, "conceptually broken" was a bit harsh, still
12 both, that a pure runtime dependency gets built before the ebuild needing it
13 by default and the need for PDEPEND seem ugly to me.
16 Carsten


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