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Re: BUILDLINK_API_DEPENDS can be harmful
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 03:01:39AM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> Thinking about it some more, I wonder why cairo would expose its
> API_DEPENDS in the bl3.mk file. It doesn't make sense to me: either
> you need a new cairo (because of ABI_DEPENDS), in which case you'll
> forcibly get the correct API_DEPENDS for cairo, or you don't, in
> which case whatever was installed along with cairo is good enough
> for it.
Well, not quite. I think. Exposing that dependency means that
*clients* of cairo require at least pixman 0.12. If cairo re-exports
part of pixman's API, that's a perfectly reasonable statement to make.
The problem is that one picks up this piece of logic without
installing the new cairo that it applies to.
What I don't see is why your build didn't go build a new pixman as a
result of it being out of date. Ordinarily it should have. Did you not
clean or not cvs update x11/pixman? Or is the builtin logic broken?
(Meanwhile I don't see how ABI depends are relevant...)
David A. Holland
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