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

Matteo Bernardini matteo.bernardini at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 18:43:17 UTC 2017

2017-01-15 19:27 GMT+01:00 Andrzej Telszewski <atelszewski at gmail.com>:
> On 15/01/17 17:59, Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:
>>> 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.
> My intention wasn't to point out admin-side bug ;-)

this wasn't clear: IMHO the bug is in the script, I find not important
at all to put the blame on someone specific, being him the maintainer
or the admin.
I'm not referring to you, but it seems there are people that find
satisfying to blame someone in particular, regarding that problems are
solved or not, while this last aspect is the only one that really

> I was asking if this particular type of problem should be reported here on
> the list.

you should report to the list and to the maintainer.

> Matteo said "yes" in the next reply, so I'll take it as the answer ;-)

don't do it :)


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