Subject: Re: Support for marking packages as installed automatically as dependencies
To: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
From: Dieter Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/24/2005 22:14:03
In article <email@example.com> Greg wrote:
: I'd like there to be support for a number of variables/properties of
: packages, or rather specifically a variable that indicates a (direct)
: dependency has been 'make replace'd (and hence the package is "dirty"
: and needs rebuilding). I think that the the 'foo property is true'
: feature should be abstracted. We shouldn't add these with abandon,
: but among the standard CS choices of 0, 1, and many it seems the
: answer is many.
Sounds good. I'll change it to use +INSTALLED_INFO with the same
format as +BUILD_INFO (lines with variable=value). To differentiate
between BUILD_INFO and INSTALLED_INFO variables, the former have to be