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Re: Rebuilding package reverse build-dependencies




On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 03:24:48PM +0200, Eugene Zhukov wrote:
>> I have a package (saxonhe) whose newer versions are not backwards
>> compatible and break other packages (build)depending on it e.g.
>> epubcheck. I guess this is a common problem which sometimes happens
>> with some packages.
>> Is there a way to rebuild all ${package} reverse build-dependencies in
>> one go in a more-or-less clean environment (chroot/container/vm)?
>
> "ratt" is supposed to do this.
>
> I haven't personally used it yet -- if you prefer dirty hacks instead, my
> way consists of the following scripts:
>

Thanks for the hints, Adam and Holger.
I came up with my own way, if anyone is interested it's here:
https://github.com/ezhukov/testvm

Thanks,
Eugene