Depot dependencies [was Re: Ticket #14796 (pike): please commit]

Emmanuel Hainry milosh at
Thu Apr 3 02:27:24 PDT 2008

Citando Jordan K. Hubbard :
> On Apr 2, 2008, at 11:54 PM, Emmanuel Hainry wrote:
>> The way to go in my mind is more to inform of an API change so that
>> dependents are rebuilt by default if needed.
> That is a very pretty world you describe, one where API changes just  
> require a rebuild or two, never breaking anything really important or in 
> lots of places at the same time.  I would like to live in that world too 
> - it sounds much nicer than this one.  :-)

The problem is, if a rebuild is not enough, it means people who don't
have the old version won't be able to build it either. A clean source
install is supposed to work or be sought after. At least as long as we
don't provide binary build archives (not just binary builds...).


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