Dealing with circular BuildRequires?

seth vidal skvidal at
Wed Oct 5 16:51:52 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 10:17 -0600, Nathanael D. Noblet wrote:
> On 10/05/2011 10:02 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> > What exactly did you do for "dependency-ordered builds"?  What I could
> > really use right now is a tool that would sort the package list into
> > dependency order for me, and point to where there are circularities.
> > I'd like to think that wheel has been invented already ...
> Have you looked at smock? It somehow computes the order a set of rpms 
> need to be built in...

smock really doesn't do that. 

1. a lot of buildreqs are non-trivial to determine the proper provide
2. it doesn't solve circular build deps.


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