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Re: errors during recent dist-upgrades

On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 10:26:28AM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> It doesn't guarentee that dpkg gets all members of the depends loop at
> once.

Is there a technical reason for that or is it just not yet implemented?

> APT does not use --configure -a, it interferes with things like the CD
> swap, immediate configure, and so on.

I understand that.

> But APT batches a large number of configure requests all at once, so what
> has happened is that a split between the runs of dpkg occures between the
> two wordnet packages.

What makes it impossible or undesirable to do a separate dpkg --configure
run for each cycle?

> > I don't see any bug reports against wordnet.  What kind of bugs are you
> > talking about?
> Look again, I just filed one

The bug report is bogus.  Cyclic dependencies are okay.

If you disagree, please quote the scriptures.

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