Re: Backporting of debhelper: loops in dependencies !?
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 02:49:04PM +0100, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 06:27:30PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 12:10:45PM -0400, David Z Maze wrote:
> > > I don't actually know whether the testing scripts check build-depends
> > > or not;
> > They don't, currently. Even so, gradual upgrades of debconf and
> > debhelper in step would have got around such a restriction.
> True. But unless the previous versions are kept, then it might become
> impossible to build a sarge from scratch, without resorting to pre-sarge
> code !?
Let's hope not. I think you can get around it by the old technique of
installing a half-built version of one package in order to build the
other so that you can build the full version of the first. There's an
example of this in groff to help bootstrappers break the cycle with
Colin Watson [email@example.com]