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Re: backup-rename: update dependencies

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: backup-rename: update dependencies
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:42:27 +0100
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Hi Akim,

> I think that it's more than this.


>     * modules/backup-rename (Depends-on): It now depends on opendirat
>     instead of opendir.  It also uses stdbool, and xalloc-oversized.
>     But no longer dirfd.
>     * modules/backupfile (Depends-on): Add xalloc-oversized.

Typo in ChangeLog entry: s/stdbool/stdint/. Other than that, the patch
looks fine. Thanks!

> It seems quite difficult to track these dependencies.
> Can nothing be automated there?

  $ ./gnulib-tool --test --without-tests

is a way to check whether the dependencies are complete, at least
regarding the platform on which you are running this.

When 'xalloc-oversized' is present through indirect dependencies, we
don't have an automated way to find that it's missing as a direct
dependency in the module description.

For POSIX function modules, we do have a mechanism:


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