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Re: rawhide report: 20060121 changes



Jesse Keating wrote:

>On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 13:41 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
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>>I can confirm this, however I wonder why this sort of thing even happens
>>- it would make sense to me if a package which nothing depended on would
>>get accidently removed, but I would think that the buildsystem would
>>throw up warnings when you remove something that is needed.
>>
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>
>The functionality of hotplug is no longer needed.  However some packages
>were compiled against it in the past.  Currently our internal tool for
>removing a package from a distro does not do a depcheck to see if
>anything requires it.  It just isn't that smart.  Good news though,
>we're rewriting these tools so that the next gen could be this smart.
>(;
>  
>
In case anyone finds this useful I wrote a simple
reverse dependency checker the other say:
http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/whatrequires

Pádraig.


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