Re: RFC on gnome-python-extras circular build-dep
On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 02:49:44PM +0200, Loïc Minier <email@example.com> wrote:
> As discussed yesterday on IRC, there's a problem with the circular
> build-deps of gnome-python-extras. gnome-python-extras build-deps on
> python-gnome2-dev which depends on python-gnome2 which depends on
> python-gnome2-extras; the problem is caused by a conflict between the
> old python-gnome2-extras which depends on mozilla-browser, and the new
> one which build-depends on libxul-dev.
> The circular build-deps appeared with gnome-python 2.12.4-2 where I
> added a compatibiliy Depends to temporarily downgrade RC bugs: packages
> which used to depend on python-gnome2 should update their deps to also
> depend on python-gnome2-extras.
> The conflict appeared with gnome-python-extras 2.14.0-2 where I moved
> from mozilla to libxul-dev.
> Here are the proposed solutions:
> 1) request buildd admins to handle this manually, by forcing the build
> of gnome-python-extras 2.14.0-2 without gnome-python-extras
> installed or without mozilla-browser installed
> 2) reupload gnome-python without the new compatibility depends, reopen
> the RC, build gnome-python-extras 2.14.0-2, reupload gnome-python
> with the compatibility depends
> 3) reupload gnome-python-extras without any libxul / mozilla build-deps
> and deps, build it, then reupload one with libxul-dev build-dep and
> deps readded; this should build since there won't be any conflict
Naive Solution: (haven't looked at the issue closely)
4) Add proper build-conflicts and versioned build-dependencies.
Wouldn't that work out something ?