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Re: [opensuse-factory] Dependency check on delete requests is insufficient.
  • From: Jimmy Berry <jberry@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:45:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <2629141.YrgJq4Y602@boomba.local>
On Sunday, October 8, 2017 1:03:14 AM CDT Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
08.10.2017 03:52, Jimmy Berry пишет:
On Saturday, October 7, 2017 2:06:36 AM CDT Andrei Borzenkov wrote:
Well ... shutter requires perl(Gtk2::Unique) which is (was) provided by
perl-Gtk2-Unique, so above search command did does not catch it. Neither
is it build requirements so "whatdependson" logically does not show it
as well.

I wonder if zypper is capable of "search for all provides in this
package" (i.e. find package that require any provide in other package).
I think Mandrake urpm could do it.

It is possible to have the tools perform a install-time Requires check
during delete request validation.

Do you mean to attempt installation of every package in
Factory^WTumbleweed on delete request? Reverse dependency check against
package provides looks really more simple (and that is what is expected
when you ask "anything requires this package?". Users hardly imply
"anything requires this exact string?")

As I stated a check of "install-time Requires" which would be done using a
reverse dependency check. Currently, the check on looks at BuildRequires like
whatdependson osc command.

Interesting to know is that repo-checker already performs an installcheck and
fileconflicts check on all packages, but ignores those not part of the staging
it is reviewing.

--
Jimmy
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