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Re: cycle in dependency graph
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:11:07AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > That's what I was getting at about not a 'real' dependency. ftp fetched
> > files, but they were then checksummed. So while ftp was needed, a new
> > ftp doesn't mean that checkperms should be rebuilt.
> The dependency is unconditional and should stay so.
I think I see what Greg is getting at ftp and digest are part of the
bootstrap dependences, but so are pkg_install, bmake and mk-files and they
are not listed, perhaps anything that is a bootstrap dependency (whether
they are part of the bootstrap-kit or not) should not be listed in a packages
This makes since because the bootstrap kit/dependency are suppose to
replace/provide packages that would otherwise be a part of the base os.
(e.g on netbsd there should not be any bootstrap kit/dependences)
How should I know if it works? That's what beta testers are for. I
only coded it.
-- Attributed to Linus Torvalds, somewhere in a posting
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