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Re: Please notify your rdepends' maintainers if you break an interface

On Sat, 2005-08-13 at 10:33 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-08-13 at 17:01 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > [Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt]
> > > After I invested an hour so to track down the reason for an evil
> > > FTBFS, I have a very simple request: If you maintain a library that
> > > gets used by other people and you break the API, you should notify
> > > them. Really.
> > 
> > A good idea.  Perhaps we should have a tool in the archive to do this
> > for us?  Is there a tool to list the reverse depends of a package?  (I
> > know it can be done with one-liners, but it would be more convinient
> > if it was a working tool available for everyone to use. :)
> apt-rdepends

This will give you a nice pretty graph.  Pretty impressive and
amazing on big GUI apps like Evolution and openoffice.org2-writer.

apt-rdepends -d $1 | dot -Gsize="48,48" -Tgif -Nfontsize=24 \
       -o depends.graph.${1}.gif

Ron Johnson, Jr.
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