Subject: Re: When DEPENDS can be upgraded in place
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/08/2000 13:17:34
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> 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"
> > pkg? 
> 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.]

	We have two dependencies - the existing build dependencies, and
	the 'binary' set.
	eg: build may be lib>=1.1, and if you build against 1.1 then
	then binary dependencies are lib>=1.1. But if you build against
	1.2 then binary dependencies should be lib>=1.2

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