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Re: dependancies and bulk builds
On Thu, 22 May 2008, Tobias Nygren wrote:
> The problem here is a conflict of interests:
> On one hand we want to be able to quickly generate binary packages.
> On the other hand bulk builds are _also_ used as a tool to detect
> breakage, and for that purpose it's actually good to do seemingly
> unnecessary rebuilds.
And third (hand :) it would be nice if bulk builds can be used as a tool
to detect breakage if using already created package binaries as all
dependencies -- as long as version is good enough for
This detection is critical because end-users often install one needed
package at a time (and its dependencies) -- they don't rebuild or
reinstall all their software unless DEPENDS/BUILD_DEPENDS require that.
> It would be nice to have an option for altering the dependency
> The code that needs to be updated for this lives in:
FWIW, the old bulk build framework had an option to fall back to
previously built packages (as long as versions were good enough). (Unless
I am forgetting something.)
Or am I misunderstanding this? Manuel, are you seeing packages rebuilt
that have no PKGVERSION changes?
Jeremy C. Reed
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