[Kde-scm-interest] Package splitting

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Jan 28 10:11:09 CET 2010

Em Quinta-feira 28. Janeiro 2010, às 09.53.37, Oswald Buddenhagen escreveu:
> > > you know, sysvinit is now moving away from fixed priorities to a
> > > dependency-based system ... ;)
> > > 
> > > anyway, my private build script does effectively the same, so it
> > > isn't that bad as such. :D
> [i meant priority-based build ordering, btw]
> > That's going away from my stated goals: dependencies resolved by humans.
> i wonder why, though? why the ludditity here?

Because it keeps things simple. By having a set of rules that humans can 
understand and work out, we keep the resolution tree to a minimum.

If we allow it to become complex so that only a script or a program could 
process it, then there's a possibility of introducing loops and other nasty 

On the other hand, a machine-readable dependency file could be used by 
packagers to update their packages' build and install-time dependencies.

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