[Catalog-sig] Too much good stuff

Andrew Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Thu, 9 Nov 2000 17:23:54 -0500

On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 02:26:47PM -0500, Mark W. Alexander wrote:
>What about external (non-python) dependencies that would not be in the
>DB? This would include pretty much any shared library that a wrapper
>module needs. Do we carry enough meta-data to cover all cascading
>dependencies? If so, how do we verify them? Search the system?
>Query the native package manager? (My head's starting to hurt....)

This is why I'm strongly against worrying about tracking dependencies
right now: the issue is complicated and messy to solve.  A solution
that only handles storing and finding packages is much easier to do,
and already much better than what currently exists.  Let's finish
listing requirements for 1 through 3 and design something first,
leaving dependencies for later.