Why does qt5-qttools depends on clang 9?

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 5 12:52:28 UTC 2020


Quickly looking into things it looks like the python dep clang has is 
largely redundant. Its needed only on OSes where the system version is 
'too old' which means darwin < 11. Most systems can (and in fact if you 
check the build config, do) use the system python anyway.

So I think the python dep. can be removed for the majority of (not 
ancient) systems.

cheers Chris

On 05/02/2020 11:07 am, Chris Jones wrote:
> Another question is why does clang depend explicitly on python 2.7, can 
> it not be updated to a newer 3.x version ?
> On 05/02/2020 7:34 am, Vincent Habchi wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> everything is in the subject. Is there any reason for this dependency? 
>> I’m trying to get rid of python 2.7, and the only dependent port left 
>> so far is clang 9.0, which is needed by qt5-qttools, but I can’t 
>> figure out why.
>> Thanks a bunch,
>> Vincent

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