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Re: libcroco and xz
On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 12:33:04AM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 07:31:40PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> > > The problem I have with the commit is that it also hides the reverse
> > > case. A dependency is declared as build time only, used by a dependency
> > > as full dependency, but explicitly linked against. I'm more inclined to
> > > care about that case than the reverse.
> > I think that's less important. If it's an indirect dependency, it'll
> > always be present; the only way it'll fail at runtime is if an update
> > to libxml2 changes it to longer bring in xz. However, this will result
> > (if handled correctly) in xz being removed from xz's bl3.mk and
> > libcroco being revbumped and rebuilt, and then the liblzma NEEDED
> > entry will go away in the new build. IOW, it won't fail, so there's no
> > point worrying about it.
> If we want to do that (I'm mildly opposed, but I agree that this will
> hit us a lot more often), I think the correct approach is to expand the
> list of full dependencies once. So move the pkg_info -r calls out of the
> AWK script and provide a second version of the .depends file that
> contains the full list of packages we are willing to accept shared
> linking against.
That sounds fine; however, can we have obache's version back first so
we don't end up with pointlessly broken packages in 2012Q2?
David A. Holland
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