[CentOS-devel] progress?

Wed Feb 23 17:24:12 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Larry Vaden wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Even if no one can come up with a way to extrapolate the dependencies
>> from the RHEL binary, the task seems like something that would scale
>> with more build machines and more people to stage the trial-and-error
>> builds.
> History seems irrelevant to many;  if that is the case with the
> reader, hit DELETE now.
> Soon to be 50 years ago, Control Data's SCOPE (simultaneous control of
> program execution) had 'lgo' (load-and-go) which obviously had to
> resolve dependencies at run-time, and it produced a load map.  It
> would seem this approach would be useful, but I dunno.
> Perhaps it is a tool that Jeff or someone would like to investigate
> further, perhaps not.  IMHO, there's nothing unfathomable about a
> package reaching out to include other packages.
> IFF this turns out to be a useful approach, I would like to thank Dr.
> James Browne at utexas.edu for his mentoring of our group,
> particularly for his guidance in scheduling and proving program
> correctness.

This is not just a simple "find a library" task, sometimes you need to 
find out what *exact* version of the called library *must* be used to 
keep compatibility (in case of hidden dependency without published 
matching SRPMS) with RHEL.