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Re: backup-rename: update dependencies

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: backup-rename: update dependencies
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:43:26 +0100

> Le 14 janv. 2019 à 00:42, Bruno Haible <address@hidden> a écrit :
> Hi Akim,
>> I think that it's more than this.
> Indeed!
>>    * 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!

Fixed and installed.

>> 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:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/manual/html_node/Finding-POSIX-substitutes.html

Thanks a lot for these pointers!

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