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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies

On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 06:30:32PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 04:05:55PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le mardi 28 juin 2005 à 14:51 +0200, Bill Allombert a écrit :
> > > 1) include the offending binary (e.g. fc-cache) in the library package.
> > 
> > No. See policy, §8.2.

> You could ship fc-cache as /usr/lib/libfontconfig1/fc-cache
> so it will not need to conflict with libfontconfig2.

But then packages that need fc-cache have an additional burden of updating
the path to fc-config every time the soname changes.  These circular deps
aren't pretty, but I don't see that any of the alternatives are actually

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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