Re: self-depending packages
On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 04:20:38PM +0200, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> On 20050301T122452+0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > | > > Doesn't apt usually unpack all packages first and then configure them in
> > | > > one run, so that shouldn't matter?
> > | >
> > | > dpkg does the same thing
> > |
> > | So how does apt break it but using dpkg doesn't?
> > apt invokes dpkg on the command line and due to maximum command line
> > length it sometimes is split in an unfortunate place.
> I'll repeat what I wrote above:
> Doesn't apt usually unpack all packages first and then configure them in
> one run, so that shouldn't matter?
nope. apt unpacks a block of packages (limited by the command line length
when calling dpkg) and then configures only this block. if a circular
dependency is split into two blocks, the configure fails.