Package dependencies

Mark Carey mark.carey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 14:41:22 PDT 2004


Hi,

In the writing of LFS and BLFS there are lists for dependencies for
all packages installed, how are these determined?

I'm sure there exist plenty of dependency databases and trees for *nix
systems out there, so mine is more of a philosophical question.

Given the sources to a package how does one determine the packages
dependencies?
I believe extracting aclocal commands from configure scripts may be
one way? But this wont work for non-autotooled sources.
Parsing header files and looking for #include statements may be another?
Are there any others?

Mark



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