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From: Matt Turner <mattst88@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] How to handle dependencies on protocol headers?
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 04:48:19
Message-Id: CAEdQ38GhB5xWGPzWTHRZcOy6tPn+gH+Uv1MstMR4y-v41gEQjQ@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] How to handle dependencies on protocol headers? by Alec Warner
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