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

Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:
> 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

Interesting, but not useful for the case I had today:

he@nahar:~$ apt-rdepends --build-depends --reverse foo
E: Reverse build-dependencies are not supported

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