[opam-devel] printing detailed dependency analysis
agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 15:42:11 GMT 2013
Sorry, I realize a simpler explanation is possible: I want to see the
dependencies that are actually stated in a package. For example, the output
with the suggested commands includes version numbers, but there are no
version number constraints stated in Flow's opam file.
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975 at gmail.com>wrote:
> We have a package Flow (pinned to a local copy), which when I try to
> install it, I'm told requires downgrading lwt to 2.4.2. I see no reason why
> this should be, so I tried running your command to investigate:
> $ opam upgrade --cudf=flow flow
> flow is not installed.
> Already up-to-date.
> $ dot -Tpng flow.dot > flow.png
> However, the resulting png doesn't have a node for Flow. I guess only
> installed packages are depicted.
> So I pinned lwt to the currently installed version 2.4.3, then managed to
> successfully install Flow. Now, the output shows that Flow depends on lwt
> Unfortunately, I need to see why opam thought Flow depends on lwt 2.4.2 in
> the original case. Unfortunately, the output doesn't help investigate this.
> Precisely, what we need is to see---when `opam install` says such and such
> packages must be upgraded, installed, downgraded---to know exactly what
> sequence of dependencies led to that end result. I appreciate this may not
> be easy to provide.
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas at ocamlpro.com>wrote:
>> Remark: this is really just a hack, I agree it would be good to move that
>> thing into a proper command later.
>> We've discussed about creating 'opam-check' which will do this kind of
>> computations using opam-lib, but we've never really had the time to do this
>> properly. As always, contributions are welcome as this is quite distinct
>> from the core of OPAM (eg. the mechanics of installing/removing packages).
>> On Mar 27, 2013, at 3:47 PM, Thomas Gazagnaire wrote:
>> > You can try:
>> > $ opam upgrade --cudf=foo ocamlfind
>> > hopefully this is just a no-op which produces foo.dot. Then:
>> > $ dot -Tpng foo.dot > foo.png
>> > This will build the graph of all available packages where the roots are
>> the installed ones.
>> > --
>> > Thomas
>> > On Mar 27, 2013, at 3:31 PM, Ashish Agarwal wrote:
>> >> Is there any way to get a detailed print out of a package's dependency
>> tree? I'm in a situation that is hard to debug.
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