<mark_weaver>we really need some tools to help us determine what must go into propagated-inputs.
<mark_weaver>somehow, xdamage is getting into gdk-3.0.pc (and gdk-x11-3.0.pc), causing "pkg-config --exists gtk+-3.0" to fail unless xdamage is included, and I'm having a lot of trouble finding out where the missing propagated-input is.
<bavier>would it be possible to run a binary from a guix package from within an importer?
<davexunit>it's certainly possible. not sure if desired, though.
<bavier>I can get information about perl module dependencies, but many will be "core" modules that would not need to be listed in 'inputs, but I could run `corelist' to filter out those modules that are in perl's core set.
<bavier>could also just dump all of them and let the packager figure it out...
<davexunit>for the pypi importer, I added an optional dependency for guile-json