[Slackbuilds-users] Python packages missing dependencies: should we report them?

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Sun Jan 15 16:59:10 UTC 2017

> Some time ago I raised the problem of building Python package
> (borgbackup) in chroot environment, which has no Internet connection.
> It turned out that the build fails, because Python setup procedure was
> not able to download some required dependencies.
> I then added the dependency to REQUIRES and the package builds fine in
> chroot without network connection.
> I now encountered this exact problem when trying to build protobuf package.
> It fails to build because of missing google-apputils dependency.
> If I was building in an environment with network connection,
> google-apputils would be downloaded automatically and the build (I
> guess) would succeed.
> My question is:
> should we consider this a bug and report missing dependency?

perhaps most of us missed it since not everyone is looking at the build
process everytime and some might take a long time while the download
process occured in the middle of the process while we were away or it
just happened so fast that we didn't even notice.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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