hg-2.3 build fails with python-docutils ~0.10 snapshot rev 7490

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 15:17:34 CDT 2012

OK, but I don't think we have a mechanism like this for Fedora.  I do have
to work within the constraints of the environment.

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 2012-08-20 at 11:39 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> > Versioned dependencies?
> Yes. Debian calls this 'build-depends', RPM apparently calls it
> "BuildRequires". You can see Mercurial's build dependencies on Debian
> here:
> http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mercurial/mercurial_2.2.2-1.dsc
> >   If I understand correctly what you're asking for, I think that would
> > be a non-starter.  We have to work with whatever version the
> > distribution provides.  There are not options to parallel install
> > multiple versions.
> So? Even if this were a run-time conflict rather than a build time
> conflict, what matters is that it's a genuine conflict and any
> non-broken packaging system already must deal with such problems. In
> particular, a package manager should disallow you from installing
> packages X and Y if they depend on incompatible versions of libZ. In an
> ecosystem with thousands of packages, there will unavoidably always be
> packages in the pool that have mutually conflicting dependencies.
> Here, we're actually only concerned with build, so a smart autobuilder
> can install and uninstall dependencies as needed. Debian's autobuilders
> run in a chroot where they're isolated from such conflicts and various
> other issues.
> --
> Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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