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bug#33896: libblockdev inputs are not used correctly

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#33896: libblockdev inputs are not used correctly
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 18:55:52 +0100
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Efraim Flashner <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 02:32:55PM +0100, Danny Milosavljevic wrote:
>> Currently, libblockdev has inputs which aren't used.
>> These SHOULD be used, but the source files are not patched
>> so the executables in the inputs are not found or used.
>> Example:
>> * libblockdev depends on dosfstools because src/plugins/fs/vfat.c would use
>> "mkfs.vfat" etc, but src/plugins/fs/vfat.c is not patched to actually refer
>> to the inputs.
>> This problem is valid for everything in src/plugins/fs .
>> Do we proceed to patch it to use the inputs or do we move dosfstools etc
>> to propagated-inputs ?
>> I'd suggest the former.
> Similar to the enlightenment package getting more 'substitute*'s to
> improve functionality, I agree that patching libblockdev to actually
> find all the inputs/executables is preferable.

I agree; using ‘substitute*’ is more appropriate than propagation here.


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