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Re: [alpine-devel] Could we break the mesa-dev dependency on mesa-dbg?

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:52:53 +0100

On Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:26:10 -0800
Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 12:15:32PM +0100, Natanael Copa wrote:
> > On Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:48:50 +0200
> > Timo Teras <timo.teras_at_iki.fi> wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:22 -0800
> > > Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have several development packages installed, which drag in three
> > > > -dbg packages: glib-dbg, musl-dbg, and mesa-dbg.
> > > > In theory, I can see the logic for -dev requiring -dbg.
> > > > In practice, I've installed the Qt5 development packages to build
> > > > the Otter browser, whiich works quite well; these pull in mesa-dev,
> > > > thus pulling in mesa-dbg, which is over 100 megabytes I have
> > > > absolutely no use for (~7% of total disk usage).
> > > >
> > > > Would it be possible to make mesa-dbg an exception, due to its
> > > > extremely large installed size?
> > >
> > > I think it would be useful if none of the -dev packages depended on the
> > > -dbg. It's not a dependency. And it'll made builders run faster, etc.
> > >
> > > I think -dbg should be standalone. It's needed only when debugging a
> > > package.
> > >
> >
> > I agree, but unfortunally, we just built world with current behaviour and I just did RC1.
> >
> > I can update abuild to not add -dbg as subpackage but then all the
> > packages which has -dbg needs to be rebuilt.
> <snip>
> > Are we ok to do this before RC2?
>
> I'm inclined to suggest doing it after 3.1, given where we are.

Good.

I removed the mesa-dbg subpackage for now to address your specific issue.

Thanks!

-nc


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