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bug #28204: Remove reverse dependencies when removing packages

Submitter:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Submitted:  Sun 06 Dec 2009 06:45:45 PM UTC
 
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  Package archive Status:  Confirmed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 16 Jun 2013 07:57:25 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Tips from MichaƂ:

http://mancoosi.org/~abate/dependency-order-matters
http://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/dose3
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/edos-distcheck

Higher severity because we really shouldn't have FTBFS because of blacklisted packages.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon 07 Dec 2009 11:10:58 AM UTC, comment #2: 

To describe things clearer:
RP = removed package
RD = package that depends on RP (a.k.a. reverse dependency), as in "Depends: RP"
RBD = reverse build dependency (Build-Depends: RP)

Every RD and RBD should be removed. Every RP should be removed from "Suggests" and "Recommends".

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator
Mon 07 Dec 2009 10:06:37 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Do you have any suggestions for determining the difference between something that depends on it out of convenience and dependence?

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Sun 06 Dec 2009 06:45:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently, when a package is removed from the repo (because it's non-free or otherwise) reverse dependencies. This means that some packages (e.g. ndisgtk) can't be installed because they depend on a removed package (e.g. ndiswrapper). This can be confusing for some users. It's also downright sloppy and unprofessional.

So when a package is removed the build tool should check for reverse dependencies and remove those packages too.

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Project Administrator

 

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    2013-06-16 samgee Severity2 - Minor 4 - Important
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