[Debtags-devel] AI Tagger

Enrico Zini enrico at enricozini.org
Sat Aug 20 15:14:52 UTC 2005

On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 03:08:43PM +0000, Thaddeus H. Black wrote:

> If uninteresting, please disregard (no reply is needed).  However, if it
> is of interest, I happen to have a set of Perl modules which fully parse
> and interrelate the Sources and Packages files, including versioned
> dependencies, build dependencies, architecture limitations, virtual
> packages, reverse Enhances, correct sequencing of version numbers,
> versioned Provides, etc.  The modules go far deeper
> libparse-debian-packages-perl.

If they can do reverse build-dependencies, then you really, really have
to package them.

There's no decent tool to compute reverse build-dependencies, and
that would be greatly helpful the QA and security people, for tasks such
as "this library is broken, so it's likely to break all the packages
that build with it: what are they?".



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