[Dev] [issue366] [libretools] [mips64el] Shared libraries updates break packages.

Joshua Ismael Haase Hernandez hahj87 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 19:21:01 GMT 2012

On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:34:17 +0000, Michał Masłowski (Parabola Issue Tracker) <bugs at parabolagnulinux.org> wrote:
> Michał Masłowski added the comment:
> It's not mips64el-specific, I often find this problem with texlive-bin-libre
> (mplayer-libre is also a victim of this problem, but this could be fixed by
> replacing it with mplayer2).  Therefore checking reverse dependencies when
> building a package won't solve this, since we don't build all packages.

We could automatically rebuild packages wich need modification, we are
not doing it yet, but we may start.

> Issue224 describes a generic way to find such problems, changing scripts
> updating the repo instead of the building ones.  With another set of repos for
> breaking updates and a list for notifications of updates being added there, it
> would be easy to solve this problem.

We could implement both options: Checking while building AND checking
while updating repos.

What changes would be needed to implement the algorithm on Issue224?

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