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Deprecate default_formula Requirement DSL #3661
This has been a nightmare in terms of the complexity to our dependency system and the whack-a-mole required on bugs. If a Requirement resolves to a Formula it should just use
Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask a question, but what will the recommended procedure be if someone wants to use an alternate provider of a requirement, such as
I ask out of curiosity, since this doesn't currently impact any formulae that I maintain. I can also post this question elsewhere if you prefer.
Either add different options, yep (not to core where we're trying to reduce them) or use
As someone who asked this question: where would be a good place to put this advice in the docs, do you think?
Jan 14, 2018
referenced this pull request
Jan 18, 2018
Jan 18, 2018
So what's the suggested alternative to this? I have an internal formula that uses
What choices do I have here other than "depend on
My suggestion would be to depend on Homebrew's docker, which is < 50 MB, and tell people to ignore it if they want to use the installer version.