[maemo-developers] Changes in Fremantle packages interface dependency checking

From: Niels Breet niels at maemo.org
Date: Thu Oct 15 12:07:09 EEST 2009

I've changed the repositories used for dependency checking in the
maemo.org/packages interface for all extras armel repositories.

Now checking is done against packages that are actually available on the
device root filesystem and the Nokia Applications repository (which is
enabled by default)

We had issues with some packages being in the SDK, but not on the device.
These packages were in the SDK to satisfy dependencies of SDK tools, but
of course also satisfied dependencies if your app needed them. This made
it hard for developers to detect the real dependencies for their app.

Please check if the dependencies for your app in m.o/packages look ok. If
there is suddenly a missing dependency, then try to make sure if that is
actually the case.

Contact me if you think there is a problem.

Niels Breet
maemo.org webmaster

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