Re: Source-Depends implementation
Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 1999 at 07:25:37PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> > Ben Collins <email@example.com> writes:
> > > People have been asking for it, so here it is if any one wants to
> > > write the policy for using it.
> > Write policy around a `little hack' (your words)? Hmm.
> Not sure i what the size of the change has to do with it deserving
It's not the size, it's the fact that you yourself describe it as a
> > > There is no versioning of the Source-Depends either since I didn't
> > > think it would be necessary.
> > You're wrong, they're very necessary.
> Examples please.
e.g. libreadlineg2's make_quoted_replacement() was broken (causing
segfaults in es and gdb) in << 2.1-4. If es or gdb merely depended on
libreadlineg2, people would be free to compile binaries which
segfaulted despite the source dependencies being satisfied. Proper
constraints would avoid this.
> > > All it does is included the Source-Depends field into the .dsc
> > > file. This can later be used by apt or dbuild/buildd to verify
> > > that all needed packages are installed for building.
> > sbuild already does this... (with it's own source dependencies
> > generated from the dependencies of the binary package(s) of the
> > source package and manually added source dependencies).
> This doesn't solve necessary binaries used in the make and build
> process does it?
Yes it does, as those are added by hand.
> And it doesn't help anyone else out...it's useless outside of that
> one program.
That `one program' compiles 98% of packages for m68k and powerpc with
other architectures to come as soon as I get my act together and
finish packaging it.
I'm not claiming it's a perfect system, and I'm also surely not
offering up bits of it as hacks for possible policy inclusion. You
mentioned buildd, so I felt obliged to point out it was already doing
something different, which worked better than your hack.