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Re: [PATCH cygport 1/3] Pass DEPEND through to .hint for source package as build-depends:

On 2017-05-05 14:42, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2017-05-02 08:13, Jon Turney wrote:
>> Converting a dependency atom to a package name with full generality
>> requires a database of all the pathnames contained in all packages,
>> so we don't even try to do that here, leaving that task for
>> downstream processing of the .hint file...
> Or should we just replace DEPEND, which allowed atoms which are
> unsupported by setup and whose name is confusing wrt REQUIRES, with a
> BUILDREQUIRES variable which is package-name only?

Confusion could be handled by adding DEPENDS contents to DEPEND 
variables after including pkg.cygport.
The current DEPEND atoms are useful for packaged modules, but that 
does not preclude specifying just a pkg name, and maintainers could 
specify either a module or pkg.
Would it be useful to resolve DEPEND to pkg names and add 
"build-requires" or "build-depends" in downstream processing? 

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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