[oe] Host dependency vs. -native packages balance
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Tue Nov 20 17:52:07 CET 2007
On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 12:18 +0100, Esben Haabendal wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:46:53 +0000, Richard Purdie <rpurdie at rpsys.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 07:36 +0100, Esben Haabendal wrote:
> >> Not having looked at the details of this bug, it seems like a good
> >> example of how more host dependency creep into OE.
> >> I think it raises two questions:
> >> 1. Where do we want the balance between dependency on host installed
> >> libraries and tools vs. OE provided -native packages?
> >> 2. How can we better handle or track the actual host dependency of
> >> current OE?
> >> The current situation is that some (maybe even most) host dependencies
> >> are discussed on the RequiredSoftware and OEandYourDistro pages. They
> >> are clearly not up-to-date and comments in bugzilla such as the one
> >> below are a bit harder to find.
> > Dependencies needed from the host system are those listed in
> > ASSUME_PROVIDED. If its not listed in ASSUME_PROVIDED, OE shouldn't need
> > it. If it needs something not listed, that is a bug.
> Why are we then closing bugs with arguments such as "just install XXX on your host"?
They shouldn't be being closed with that IMO...
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