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Re: Automatic Perl dependencies problem



On August 31, 2005 11:41:50 PM -0400 Dan Franklin <dfranklin fen com> wrote:
At 04:02 PM 8/31/2005, Frank Cusack wrote:

So it seems perl.req should look for 'use' AND calls to explicitly named
package methods, and perl.prov should look at filenames AND explicit
package statements.

Yes, it could do that. rpmbuild doesn't currently go down to that level for C++ code. There is some danger of generating an excessive list of requirements, since just because a call to an explicitly named package occurs in the file doesn't mean it will ever occur in practice.


Not sure what you mean about C++. C++ code generates ELF binaries and all required shared libraries are listed as dependencies. So shared libraries' provides are complete, and requires are complete wrt link information recorded in the binary (which may be incorrect or excessive, but unlike Perl will fail to run at all if a library whose code isn't actually called is linked against).

-frank


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