Subject: about PR 21097: runtime dependencies should not be recursively
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 11/25/2003 13:20:28
Todd V. submitted a PR 21097 in April:
I am using this PACKAGE_DEPENDS_RECURSE idea (set to "false" in my
mk.conf) on a Linux system using LOCALBASE as /usr and with xpkgwedge.
It has reduced the number packages that are listed as "required by".
An example: my wip/gramps package has 80
packages listed as "Requires:". And with using PACKAGE_DEPENDS_RECURSE as
false then it reduces it slightly by removing:
This is good.
But I still have problems with wrong registrations. For example, as far as
I know, gramps (genealogy program) should not be dependent on metacity (a
metacity is brought in as a buildlink for x11/gnome2-control-center.
gnome2-control-center is brought in with x11/gnome-panel/buildlink2.mk.
And that gnome-panel is used by py-gnome2 which gramps really uses.
pkg_info metacity says:
I want that reduced more so it only says "gnome-panel-188.8.131.52nb3" (and
only if that really uses metacity).
Another example is gnome2-dirs. With new PACKAGE_DEPENDS_RECURSE set to
false, it removed gnome-vfs, control-center, gal, gnumeric,
xscreensaver-gnome, and several others. Yeah :)
And another good example is xmlcatmgr. It got rid of numerous "Required
by:" entries. And now it looks like it only is "Required by:" packages
that actually use it.
My extra registration problems may be caused by extra stuff in my mk/. I
will try this also with a clean mk/ (with the PACKAGE_DEPENDS_RECURSE
Anyone else using PACKAGE_DEPENDS_RECURSE?
Jeremy C. Reed