[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: dependency explosion
On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:37:23AM +1200, Lloyd Parkes wrote:
> I tried to build rrdtool the other day because freetype2 (which it depends
> on) has a vulnerability and I like fixing my daily insecurity reports.
> I became a little bit concerned when "make package" started build various
> low level X libraries. My server isn't very quick, and even though I don't
> build on my production box, it still wasn't going to be quick. I turned off
> the X dependency and started the build again. This time it decided to build
Specifically, that's because it uses glib2 and glib2 uses fam. You can
turn that off.
In general... you can make show-depends or show-installed-depends
before building to head some of this off, but I don't know that
there's a good general solution.
Although there should be...
David A. Holland
Main Index |
Thread Index |