Ok, I burned my brain out on this one real bad. Following dependency resolution is beyond the call of duty, but I feared not, and kept my faith (clinging tightly to the Penguin artifact on my desk) and braved the never-ending loops and cycles.... The result is a fix for this bug (and a severe headache)... Enjoy, Ben NOTE: I make no claims to the correctness of this code. It worked and I am not questioning the technical reasons behind it. Sad that it took me longer to fix this than the other bugs, yet it took the least to patch.
Binary files dpkg-184.108.40.206.old/main/.archives.c.swp and dpkg-220.127.116.11/main/.archives.c.swp differ diff -urN dpkg-18.104.22.168.old/main/depcon.c dpkg-22.214.171.124/main/depcon.c --- dpkg-126.96.36.199.old/main/depcon.c Sun Nov 1 11:06:24 1998 +++ dpkg-188.8.131.52/main/depcon.c Tue Oct 12 15:35:38 1999 @@ -44,13 +44,18 @@ struct cyclesofarlink *sol; const char *postinstfilename; struct stat stab; + struct deppossi *dep; /* We're investigating the dependency `possi' to see if it * is part of a loop. To this end we look to see whether the * depended-on package is already one of the packages whose * dependencies we're searching. + * + * We also check to see if it's one of the `possi' in the packages + * that we are checking. */ - for (sol=sofar; sol && sol->pkg != dependedon; sol=sol->back); + for (sol=sofar; sol && sol->pkg != dependedon; sol=sol->back) + for (dep=sol->possi; dep && dep->ed != dependedon; dep=dep->next) /* If not, we do a recursive search on it to see what we find. */ if (!sol) return findbreakcycle(possi->ed,thislink);
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