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Re: Pre-Depends for postgresql

On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:36, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > If you have an "optional" package depend on a package that is
> > "important" or "required" then again it would be a bug for any other
> > package to have a dependency that results in a circle leading back
> > to your package.
> This confuses me. If a package can neither pre-depend on a package
> that has a lower, an equal, nor a higher priority, then we wouldn't
> need pre-dependencies at all. Could you convince an example?

I am saying that if you depend on more important packages, then the only way 
it breaks is if something else is broken.

EG if postgresql pre-depends on adduser and adduser pre-depends on postgresql 
then there would be a problem, but this would be an obvious bug in adduser 
and nothing that you would have to be concerned with as maintainer of 

Also if postgresql p-d on adduser, adduser p-d on libpam-pgsql (assuming there 
is such a package), and libpam-pgsql p-d on postgresql then there will be a 
problem.  But again it would not be a problem with postgresql, so while 
working on postgresql you don't have to be concerned with that risk.

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