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FS#58303 - [namcap] Detect missing dependency on source VCS

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vladimir Panteleev (CyberShadow) - Sunday, 22 April 2018, 12:24 GMT
Last edited by Kyle Keen (keenerd) - Friday, 30 November 2018, 09:04 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To Kyle Keen (keenerd)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Very often I see -git packages on AUR which do not list git as a (make) dependency. As a result, these packages fail to build in a clean chroot.

From a discussion in #archlinux, I understood that this is a bug in the PKGBUILD. Thus, I suggest to detect this situation in namcap: if a program is required to obtain a package source, then that program's package should be a dependency of the package, otherwise a warning ought to be issued.
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Closed by  Kyle Keen (keenerd)
Friday, 30 November 2018, 09:04 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  in git