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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/editors/zim

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 10:39:15AM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
> >Don't depend on py-gobject and py-gtk2 directly, use the py-gtk2 
> >
> Please revert the part.
> should not be used if it is not required.
> `required` means the package using header files or pkgconfig files from it.
> buildlink add direct dependency, and adding certain ABI dependency on it too.
> It seems that `zim' is pure python application, it should not be done
> (or if gtk2 or depending packages's ABI is changed, zim also will be rebuilt).

Yes, I believe that is what we want.  If py-gtk2 requires a different
API/ABI from gtk2 it will also expose a different API/ABI to the
packages that require it.  And those packages need to be rebuilt in
order to adapt to the different API/ABI.  That *is* why py-gtk2 provides
a file.  Otherwise the py-gtk2/ should be

Unfortunately the buildlink documentation in pkgsrc.txt is obviously
out-of-date regarding usage in cases like this.  Maybe you
want to take it to tech-pkg to clear up that point.

Personally I think it is a waste of time.  If a package provides a file it should be used by other packages that depend on it.


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