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FS#77488 - [binutils] Add libraries to provides=()

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Balló György (City-busz) - Monday, 13 February 2023, 23:42 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Monday, 20 February 2023, 19:09 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


According to our package guidelines[1], all external shared libraries should be listed in provides=(). In order to meet this guideline, please add the following line to binutils:


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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Monday, 20 February 2023, 19:09 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  See comments
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Thursday, 16 February 2023, 05:38 GMT
Hmm, not sure that spamming the bug tracker with 30 odd tickets is the right way to go here. A TODO list might be better suited. Do we have a consensus on this topic yet? The jury seems out amongst the Arch devs who have passed comments in recent days. No response so far to [1]. I'm reluctant to assign these tickets until we have a firm direction.

Comment by Balló György (City-busz) - Thursday, 16 February 2023, 08:47 GMT
Yes, it was a bad idea to open these kind of bugs, sorry for that. I'll propose developers to deprecate adding these provides=() manually, and I'll nagging them to implement automated addition of these to provides=() ASAP, since it's easy to implement, and we can backport it from the next pacman version in a compatible way.

So feel free to close any reports about missing library provides from now.
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 19 February 2023, 06:13 GMT
Ok thanks. So IIUC, I can close all these "mechanical" tickets that you opened? On the other hand, anyone who has specifically requested for a particular reason, I will continue to assign as per usual. Please let me know if I have got anything wrong here.