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Re: Bug with pkg if only a single file is installed

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: Bug with pkg if only a single file is installed
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:16:32 +0200

Am Freitag, den 15.09.2006, 09:54 +0200 schrieb David Bateman:

> > But please note that we might end up generating this dependency lines by
> > hand. Other people must be able to rebuild our packages, so we don't
> > fiddle with the dependencies at build time (by build time I mean the
> > build on the autobuilders). 
> >   
> Thats fine by me, but having the dependencies for at least one
> distribution in octave-forge means that future packagers just have to
> figure out what is the equivalent dependency for their OS, rather than
> have to chase them down by trying to build the code themselves, with the
> chance that they might have the dependencies already installed and so
> not realize that a dependency is need causing some future person much pain.

This shouldn't happen. Maintainers are expected to build their packages
in a clean (chroot) environment. 

> Then the question is which is the privileged platform that will have
> their packages built correctly automatically.

Throw a dice :)

Or let users send money, the highest bidding wins.


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