Subject: Re: When DEPENDS can be upgraded in place
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/06/2000 10:27:25
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> OK, and what do you suggest then? Tell them that a lib of <newer version>
> would be required, judging from information encoded in the (new) "app"
Yes, and also update the DEPENDS in the app pkgsrc (if it isn't fixed
already), and delete the app binary package with the broken dependency
from the server. [We shouldn't say "app" depends on lib>=1.1 unless
"app" built against lib-1.2 is known to work with lib-1.1. I don't
want to lay a heavy "burden of proof" on the pkgsrc maintainer though,
I just want a way to fix it when someone reports a problem.]
> And if so, assuming that the information which depends _exactly_ a
> pkg was compiled against is only used for user information, how do the
> users get this information? Printed automatically? When?
"tar xf pkg-x.tgz '+BUILD_DEPENDS'" is good enough for me. The
information is for the maintainers of the binary package collection,
not for the user.