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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
> behaviour.
> The code that needs to be updated for this lives in:
> pkgsrc/pkgtools/pbulk/files/pbulk/scripts/pkg-up-to-date

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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