cmake for python projects (was: KDE/kdegames)

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Mon Sep 27 22:47:06 BST 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:35:50AM +0300, Modestas Vainius wrote:
> Hello,
> On pirmadienis 27 Rugs??jis 2010 14:49:07 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > "Distribution packagers do NOT want cmake to error out on missing
> > runtime dependencies" as above, I'm a packager and I'd rather it did,
> > I'd certainly prefer to have warnings.
> How is having kdebindings (or anything that's not actually needed at build 
> time) in build dependencies a good thing and why would anyone want that? The 
> fewer build dependencies, the less risk of breaking the build, the happier 
> maintainers and other people working on the distribution as a whole. What's 
> more, this is kdebindings we talking about. It is mind-blowing enough to 
> package and maintain in a sane state. There is no need to keep other KDE 
> modules unbuilt just because one small app needs kdebindings at run-time.

That's why it should be easy to override, as is the case with
printer-applet.  But I'd like to be sure that it has all the right
dependencies before overriding it.  

And developers who do build, install, run together may as well have
everything installed for the build.


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