This is an early announcement about a tool called 'rpmbuild-order' I made
to sort RPM-based packages in build dependency order. I am not sure if such
a tool exists already? Certainly some tools like `mockchain` can already
order builds in this way, but I don't know of such a standalone utility.
It works by reading the BRs in spec files of the packages you want to
build, generating a graph of their interdependencies internally, from which
it outputs the packages in a build dependency order. If you have a complete
family of packages checked out, it can also output the dependencies or
reverse dependency of any of the packages.
You can try it from my copr repo:
Let me know if you if it works for you or you find any problems.
I have tested it lightly a set of about 400 packages. There are probably
optimization that could be made. I feel it would be good to do
mass-rebuilds for example in dependency order perhaps.
Also, I am planning to add this package to Fedora: before doing that I am
open to suggestions for alternative names for the tool - I couldn't really
think of a better one..