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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 
> FAM.

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

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