Subject: Re: pkg/36504: devel/p5-Carp-Clan-5.8 needs DEPENDS for devel/p5-Test-Exception
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org>
From: Mark E. Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/20/2007 20:24:54
On 2007/06/19 19:20, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/36504; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
> To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
> Subject: Re: pkg/36504: devel/p5-Carp-Clan-5.8 needs DEPENDS for devel/p5-Test-Exception
> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 01:16:51 +0200
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 11:00:01AM +0000, Mark E. Perkins wrote:
> > p5-Carp-Clan needs p5-Test-Exception for its test suite
> > (see Makefile.PL for Carp-Clan).
> We do not usually add dependencies for tests to DEPENDS.
> Does it need the dependency during runtime too?
No, it does not. But there are other p5- packages that have DEPENDS on things
like p5-Test-Simple (which is only used for the test suite of the package in
question), which is why it seemed to me that this is a missing dependency.
As a pkgsrc policy issue, I think I can see your point. OTOH, from a p5- pkg
integrity point of view, running the test suite is an essential (for me) step
before installing the package and I like having all the dependencies for
passing the tests already to be installed.
It's your call.