Subject: Re: Inconsistent dependency handling
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/26/2006 08:54:28
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 10:22:55PM -0400, Chapman Flack wrote:
> wrote:
> >I was reasonable sure that this does *not* happen. And a quick scan of
> >mk/ doesn't show anything to support this thesis. E.g. dewey and
> >wildcard patterns are *not* passed down. I think the only things that
> >...
> >bin-install is an exact match for dependencies, since PKGNAME_REQD or
> >PKGNAME are simple patterns and therefore exact matches.
> I think we will be on the same page once you have taken a closer look
> at lines 3051 and 3085 in, and also at 2938 and 2939 where
> the values are used. (r1.1826 on cvsweb). You may want to watch the
> output from a simple test case.

OK, accepted. It seems that the problems I am concerned with are
currently protected by dependency reduction in, which
on the other hand is neither perfect nor efficient.