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Bug 692470 - net-libs/gnutls USE=tools should not DEPEND on sys-devel/autogen
Summary: net-libs/gnutls USE=tools should not DEPEND on sys-devel/autogen
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-08-18 18:12 UTC by Bernhard
Modified: 2021-02-06 21:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Bernhard 2019-08-18 18:12:48 UTC
By default, Gentoo only compiles the GnuTLS libs without tools:

In order to compile these, the local USE=tools flag must be set. But only then, net-libs/gnutls[tools] has a BDEPEND on sys-devel/autogen, which in turn has a depend on GUILE.

When compiling the default (libs-only), there is no such dependency in the Gentoo emake.

Since the default source of GnuTLS (>=3.6.7) does not rely on GUILE/autogen, and its tools can be compiled without GUILE (even setting USE=tools and emerge --nodeps works), this seems to be a bogus dependency and thus be removed.