Proposal for another category in INDEX: common_deps

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Jul 20 06:55:28 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -Garrett

    Oh yes, you run like so:


for i in 5 6 7; do
    ./ < /path/to/INDEX-$i > /path/to/field_analysis-$i.log

    This only works with Bourne compatible shells [redirecting input in 
and out doesn't work for (t)csh] of course.


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