Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 4
On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 22:49 +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
>Hello Debian developers,
>Here the lists of packages involved in circular dependencies listed by
> Debian Xfce Maintainers <email@example.com>
In this situation, xfce4-mixer depends on xfce4-mixer-(alsa|oss).
xfce4-mixer contains common files, an executable, a panel plugin,
locales... It relies on two backend libs, an oss or an alsa one.
xfce4-mixer really depends on the backends, it won't work without one of
them. We made the backends depends on xfce4-mixer because it's useless
to have them installed without the mixer. But it's not harmful either,
so I just changed the Depends: to Recommends: (btw people should not
install directly xfce4-mixer-(alsa|oss) but install xfce4-mixer).
It'll be fixed in the next package version.