Subject: Re: sorted dependencies
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/07/2005 17:14:45
On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 03:52:08PM +0200, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> On 8/7/05, Alan Barrett <> wrote:
> > Oh, did the order get changed recently?  I don't recall any discussion
> > before that happened.  Please revert to the first-come-first-served
> > order, or at least make it an option that I can request in my
> > meta-package's Makefile.
> I just verified it and indeed it was changed.  Why was this done?
> I was relying on the order of dependencies in the gnome-* meta
> packages to ease updates as much as possible.

I'd also like to have a randomisation option, that's useful when doing
multiple builds on a single machine to reduce (sleep) contention :-)