[GSoC][rev-upgrade] proposal

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Wed Mar 30 01:46:59 PDT 2011

On 2011-03-29 17:49 , Felipe Tanus wrote:
> I'm currently discussing on the list a proposal for binary dependency
> for GSoC program. But I wonder if is ok to apply for two ideas, both
> on macports?


> I like the rev-upgrade idea. It is a new command to scan for broken
> libraries and binaries. It can be accomplish in two steps:
> 1) An simple C extension similar to ldd command  (source at
> http://src.gnu-darwin.org/src/usr.bin/ldd/ldd.c.html)
> 2) Add the command to port tool.
> It's quite straight forward, not sure if has something to be
> discussed. What do you think?

Yes, that really sounds straight-forward.
Did you look at similar tools from Gentoo or FreeBSD already?

How would you handle build errors? Is everything lost then and it has to
examine all libraries are again? Can that data be stored and reused?


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