[PATCH] cygport: suppress spurious package dependencies

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Wed Jun 3 17:56:23 GMT 2020

Yaakov Selkowitz writes:
> On Wed, 2020-06-03 at 13:51 +0200, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> The automatically generated dependencies sometimes have unwanted
>> components.  This patch allows to suppress these on a per-package basis,
>> rather than requiring to patch the generated hint files after the fact.
> What exactly are you trying to "fix" with this?

The same thing as always: perl getting pulled in as a dependency for
perl_base, which defeats the whole purpose of having a base package in
the first place.  Again, the dependency extraction just doesn't quite
work for things that have optional dependencies that are used if present
and do no harm if not: cygport will always pull them in and makes them a
hard requirement.

There's an obvious copy&paste bug in the patch, btw.

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