Dependencies blacklist

Joel Roth edited this page Apr 30, 2017 · 2 revisions
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Configuring Dependencies

Today there are many programs implementing a given feature in different ways. One such example is the OpenGL API, with implementations floating in packages such as Xorg, MesaLib and Nvidia. However, not every user owns a Nvidia card, and here comes a problem: how should one mask Nvidia from the automated Dependencies list generated after creating a recipe? This problem is now fixed with a configurable file called /Programs/Scripts/Settings/Scripts/Dependencies.blacklist.


This file allows one to specify packages that should not appear in the Dependencies file after creating a new recipe. Its format is pretty simple: one package per line, without the need to specify its version.

An Dependencies.blacklist example

The following example blacklists the packages Glibc and Nvidia. Comments and blank lines are ignored by the parser, so it's ok to include them.


Note: presently blacklisting specific versions is not supported, but the same behaviour can be achieved by creating an empty directory in the /Programs directory. For example, to blacklist GCC version 4.1.2 you may:

    mkdir /Programs/GCC/4.1.2