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Re: [Chicken-hackers] egg make depends

From: Kon Lovett
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] egg make depends
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:40:21 -0800

On Dec 22, 2014, at 12:29 PM, Alexej Magura <address@hidden> wrote:

Not sure if this is the right mailing list.

address@hidden might be better since this is more about usage

Is there a reason why egg meta files don't support make depends, that is depends that are only required during the installation/build process and can be removed afterwards?

Like, say, ‘setup-helper’ ;-) 

An annotation like (setup-depends (setup-helper "1.5.2”)) will be ignored but serve as documentation; the meta file is just an a-list s-_expression_. With the dependency still needed in ‘depends’.

Would chicken-install remove the setup-dependencies fetched, rather than discovered, as part of the install?

Like what if an egg's setup file needs another egg.  Should this dependency just get placed under depends like other dependencies even though it's only required for the installation?

For now, yes.
Alexej Magura
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