Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/pkgsrc_precise_dependencies.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! asau        1: [[!template id=project
        !             2: 
        !             3: title="Tool to find dependencies precisely"
        !             4: 
        !             5: contact="""
        !             6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-pkg@NetBSD.org)
        !             7: """
        !             8: 
        !             9: mentors="""
        !            10: [Aleksej Saushev](mailto:asau@NetBSD.org)
        !            11: """
        !            12: 
        !            13: category="pkgsrc"
        !            14: difficulty="hard"
        !            15: duration="3 months"
        !            16: 
        !            17: description="""
        !            18: Dependency handling in pkgsrc is rather complex task.
        !            19: There exist some cases (TeX packages, Perl packages) where it is
        !            20: hard to find build dependencies precisely and the whole thing is
        !            21: handled conservatively. E.g. the whole TeXLive meta-package is
        !            22: declared a build dependency even when rather small fraction of
        !            23: it is used actually. Another case is stale heavy dependency
        !            24: which is no longer required but still listed as prerequisite.
        !            25: 
        !            26: It would be nice to have a tool (or a set of them, if necessary)
        !            27: to detect which installed packages, libraries or tools were
        !            28: actually used to build new package. Ideally, the tool should
        !            29: report files used during configure, build, and test stages,
        !            30: and packages these files are provided by.
        !            31: """
        !            32: ]]
        !            33: 
        !            34: [[!tag gsoc]]

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