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Re: Strange FTBFS on s390

Am Thu, 12 Feb 2004 05:30:11 +0100 schrieb Goswin von Brederlow:

> Johannes Rohr <j.rohr@gmx.de> writes:
>> Hello everybody,
>> sorry for bothering the general newsgroup. I already asked my question
>> on the s390 and gtk-gnome lists but got no response.
>> nautilus-media, part of the GNOME core desktop, is currently blocked
>> from testing because of this FTBFS on s390:
>> http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.php?&pkg=nautilus-media&ver=
>> What happened is that apt failed to properly unpack and configure the
>> build-depends: It tried to configure libeel2-2 before having configured
>> libeel2-data. dpkg complained about this loudly and returend an error.
>> This happened on s390 _only_. On all other arches the package built just
>> fine.
>> Can someone explain this? Is apt or dpkg probably misconfigured on s390?
>> What can I do about this?
>> Thanks a lot for any hint!
>> Johannes
> Policy 7.2 says the following:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------


> Your circular depends is unsolvable. They can't be both configured before
> the other.
> In case of such a circular depends I would say that the order in which
> those packages are configured is undetermined. _You_ have to make sure
> either way works.
> But why does libeel2-data depend on libeel2 at all? It only has a preinst
> script that doesn't (and can't) depend on libeel2 and contains a bunch of
> locale files that are just data.
> You might want to drop the Depends and add a copyright / licence /
> changelog to libeel2-data.

Thanks I'll consider filing a bug against libeel2-data. But anyway, if
this was the cause of the FTBFS, why does is happen on one arch only?



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