On 11 May 2010 17:00,  <salsa...@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 17:27, Harry Rickards wrote:
>> On 11 May 2010 16:22, Harry Rickards <ha...@linux.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> From https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=lives I can see
>>> that armel, hppa and both kfreebsds built 1.3.3-1 fine, whereas on
>>> alpha, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, mips, powerpc, s390 and sparc the build
>>> failed. On my local machine (i386), the Ubuntu Launchpad PPA builders
>>> (i386, amd64 and lpia) and I assume Alessio's machine (amd64) 1.3.3-1
>>> built fine. All of the errors seem to be with pgrep being missing. I
>>> assume these can be fixed by adding pgrep as a build-dependency.
>>> Gabriel, was there something new in 1.3.3 that requires pgrep? Does
>>> anyone know why these errors didn't occur on the Launchpad PPA
>>> builders (is pgrep maybe installed by default??).
>>>
>>
>> I see that pgrep is provided by procps. This is a package with
>> standard priority, so shouldn't it be in buildd by default? The Ubuntu
>> version of procps is 1:3.2.8-1ubuntu4, compared to the higher Debian
>> version of 1:3.2.8-9 so is it possible an unreported (I had a quick
>> look through the bug list and couldn't find anything) bug has somehow
>> got into the package between these two Debian revisions?
>>
>> --
>> Harry Rickards - ha...@linux.com
>> Vote Lib Dem - Building a fairer Britain - http://libdems.org.uk
>>
>
> pkill is also required at runtime (normally it would be in the same
> package as pgrep). Is it a mistake to include runtime dependencies in the
> config files ? (I guess I should remove these checks and add a runtime
> check instead).
>
> The manpage for pgrep and pkill mentions procps.

AFAICT both pkill and pgrep are provided in the procps package. I
thought config files should only include build-time checks, but I
could be wrong. Please could someone on the list clarify?



-- 
Harry Rickards - ha...@linux.com
Vote Lib Dem - Building a fairer Britain - http://libdems.org.uk

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