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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies

Em Sex, 2005-06-24 às 17:30 +0200, Ondrej Sury escreveu:
> On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 17:21 +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > 
> > 1) foo and foo-data. There is usualy no reason for foo-data to depend
> > on foo. foo-data does not provide user-visible interface, only data,
> > so it does not need to depend on foo. 
> This is usually used as way how to also uninstall foo-data when you
> uninstall foo.
> But I agree that this is just cosmetic compared to problems created by
> circular dependencies...

This should really be fixed in the packaging tool -- aptitude will
handle this very elegantly, maybe bringing its expanded package states
to libapt itself would be nice -- rather than using this kind of trick.

See ya,

kov@debian.org: Gustavo Noronha <http://people.debian.org/~kov>
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