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Bug#408228: cdebconf: uninstallable under some conditions because of dependancy cycle

Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> writes:

>   E: Couldn't configure pre-depend x11-common for libxft2, probably a dependency cycle.
> I could reproduce it outside piuparts. If debconf is not installed, and you try to install cdebconf, you run into a problem:
> cdebconf depends on libxft2
> libxft2 pre-depends on x11-common
> x11-common pre-depends on debconf | debconf-2.0
> For some reason, apt doesn't understand that it can solve this by installing first debconf, then x11-common, then cdebconf...

>From apt POV, cdebconf and debconf are equivalent  since you want cdebconf and not a
debconf alternative installed and then it doesn't know how to solve

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