Dependency discovery

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at
Fri Apr 1 14:41:57 PDT 2011

On 17:04 Fri 01 Apr     , Joseph Tate wrote:
> Conary has some really nifty tools for detecting dependencies.  Some 
> of it runs on source code, like Python deps.  And some runs on 
> compiled code, like for shared object dependencies, etc.  I only know 
> about it as a user/packager though.

Compiled code is easy. =)

Picture this use case, though — there's a web interface where users can 
upload tarballs to a server, and the interface automatically detects 
dependencies, deciphers the build process for common build systems, and 
creates a basic packaging script. It would be a lot cheaper on the 
resources, not to mention probably more secure, if the package never 
even needed to get built.


Donnie Berkholz
Sr. Developer, Gentoo Linux
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