[Distutils] tracking requested vs dependency installs in PEP 376 metadata

Alex Grönholm alex.gronholm at nextday.fi
Fri Oct 9 15:23:07 CEST 2009

Carl Meyer kirjoitti:
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> Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> I would say REQUESTED due to my arguments for not recording
>> installed-as-package-dependency.
> REQUESTED is fine, but I don't understand how the arguments apply, given
> that I'm not proposing to record information like _which_ package it was
> a dependency of. The same single bit (literally) of information is
> tracked either way, it's just a question of whether the presence or
> absence of a file signifies that bit.
And what if the package is a dependency for multiple packages?
Let's say we have packages A and B which are installed separately, in 
that order, and both depend on C.
C gets installed with information that it was required by A. Now if A is 
uninstalled, won't C also get uninstalled?
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