Proposal for another category in INDEX: common_deps

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Jul 20 06:50:12 UTC 2007

Hello porters,
    Currently in the INDEX files there are 13 categories describing 
dependencies, 2 of which are:

    8. build_deps
    9. run_deps

    I just ran a quick analysis with a Perl script and found that there 
are a number of similarities in the build_deps and run_deps fields in 
the INDEX files -- so many that I think that items common to both 
build_deps and run_deps should be isolated and put into a new category 
called 'common_deps':
    I've posted my results to 
and I've posted my script at: 
    Questions and comments are more than welcome.

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