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Bug#591054: cl-asdf: circular dependency with common-lisp-controller

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 03:02, Far? <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 August 2010 12:12, Far? <fahree at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To survive with minimal modifications to existing software, I recommend that:
>> * we modify dh-lisp to *NOT* create a dependency on c-l-c for source packages,
>> ?only for binary packages.
> I mean lisp source packages vs lisp implementation packages.
> So cl-ppcre would not depend on clc, but sbcl would continue depending on it
> for the time being.
>> * we re-package a cl-asdf 2:2.004-2 with this new dh-lisp.
>> * now c-l-c depends on cl-asdf but not the other way around.
>> Indeed, the dh-lisp created packages post-install scripts:
>> * check whether c-l-c is installed, and do nothing if it is not.
>> * therefore do not really depend on c-l-c

Your idea is nice.  I agree to reduce the current complexity.

I put my modifications in the 'next' branches of dh-lisp and c-l-c.
Review them please.

I am not going to merge them until other members agree with us.

>> In the long run, my proposal is to:
>> * get wholly rid of c-l-c and dh-lisp
>> * just make sure that (require :asdf) will work on all lisps,
>> ?possibly depending on cl-asdf at build time to include a precompiled
>> ?version of the latest packaged asdf, when asdf isn't already
>> ?provided by the implementation (clisp?).
> And of course, it's better to work upstream to have ASDF2 included
> everywhere rather than to make it a special Debian thing.

Could you give us a detailed proposal for discussion?  We need more

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