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Re: possible MBF: automatically detecting unused build dependencies


Quoting Jérémy Lal (2014-07-07 14:12:19)
> Consider also the case when arch:all package require a build dependency on a
> package that only builds on some archs, to prevent the arch:all package being
> available on archs where its dependencies are not.  nodejs and node-*
> packages are such an example.

could you clarify this case? An arch:all package cannot require a build
dependency because an arch:all package is a binary package. I can also not find
any nodejs packages in the lists I posted. In fact, nodejs package have not yet
been a problem with respect to bootstrapping - probably because they are mostly

cheers, josch

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