Hi, Quoting Jérémy Bobbio (2016-02-04 12:23:05) > We have to educate them about .buildinfo file and what the various fields > mean. We have to aim at field names that are as unambigious as possible to > avoid laying traps on users. > > For the particular case of “Installed-Transitive-Build-Depends”, it's easy > enough to explain “these are the name and version of all packages which made > building these binary packages possible”. Math geeks can get a more formal > definition.
since we probably never want to record the explicitly non-transitive build dependencies in the .buildinfo (because those are already recorded elsewhere), adding "transitive" to the name is probably not necessary. On IRC I agreed with Holger that using your original proposal and calling it Installed-Build-Depends should be enough. I think even an uneducated reader would quickly figure out that this field is not listing the direct but also the indirect (transitive) depends. Thanks and sorry for bikeshedding! cheers, josch
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