[Debian-bootstrap] could Build-Depends-Indep be discarded?
P. J. McDermott
pjm at nac.net
Sun Jul 22 07:10:23 MSK 2012
On 2012-07-21 18:42, Johannes Schauer wrote:
> If the Build-Depends-Indep and Build-Conflicts-Indep fields are
> disregarded, then the main scc shrinks from 1027 vertices to 979
> vertices. The amount of cycles up to length four reduce from 276 to 206.
> Especially the cycles containing gtk-doc-tools, doxygen, debiandoc-sgml
> and texlive-latex-base got much less.
> Looking at the cycles that still contain those packages could give hints
> as to which packages to also add Build-Depends-Indep fields to.
> This is, if we want to use the Build-Depends-Indep field for the purpose
> of breaking dependency cycles.
> Do we?
It seems like the answer is "yes":
> <pehjota> Did you see josch's last mail to the list? Is there any
> problem with using Build-Depends-Indep to break cycles?
> <wookey_> hmm, no I seem to be about 5 mails behind...
> <wookey_> no Build-Depends-Indep is the future
> <wookey_> It's just been a bit of a lame duck for years as it was in
> the spec but no build tools actually took any nocie until
> very recently
> <wookey_> But as you observe it works fine in current sbuild and I
> understnad it's actually being used in buildds now (I
> certainly got an FTBFS on one of my packages because it
> wasn;t quite right)
> <wookey_> Maintainers will thank you for sending them correct
> build-depends-indep patches
> <wookey_> (you need to test carefully though, on bare build-essential
> chroots - I managed to find my package built OK locally with
> sbuild and pbuilder but broke on the buildds)
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