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From: Thomas Kahle <tomka@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] finding reverse dependencies for arch testing (and other purposes)
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:30:49
Message-Id: 20110921162753.GF12639@denkmatte
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] finding reverse dependencies for arch testing (and other purposes) by "Paweł Hajdan
On 10:30 Mon 19 Sep 2011, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." wrote:
> I uploaded my script for finding reverse dependencies here: >;a=summary
app-portage/tatt does that for some time already. It reads the list from the tinderbox website and then uses eix to find stable rdeps. It also writes a script that builds the stable rdeps and reports back what failed.
> Advantages over existing solutions (browsing to websites like tinderbox > or qa-reports): > > - only prints stable packages when run on a stable system (no need to > manually filter out things) > - takes a list of packages as input, making it more effective for a > batch workflow (we're short on time, batching is often critical) > - produces output that can be fed to emerge after stripping comment > lines (no junk after package names); again this is for the batch workflow
tatt can do all this.
> It is still reasonably fast. On my machine it completes within 30 seconds.
> Comments welcome. I'd be very happy to adapt this to your needs. My main > goal is to share those little scripts I use with others so we can all > become more productive (and have more time for other things).
I'm currently working on a new version of tatt which includes Pawel's fantastic ncurses bug-browser. Code is in the bugbrowser branch of, but I'm still working on it. I highly welcome Pawel's tools and will shamelessly immitate it's best features. Cheers, Thomas -- Thomas Kahle


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