Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies
On Sun, Jul 03, 2005 at 04:57:58PM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 05:21:51PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > `Depends'
> > This declares an absolute dependency. A package will not be
> > configured unless all of the packages listed in its `Depends'
> > field have been correctly configured.
> This phrasing is obviously wrong as you can install packages with
> circular dependencies. This phrasing say exactly what Pre-Depends is.
> Depends should be described as follows:
> This declares an absolute dependency. A package will not be
> configured unless all of the packages listed in its `Depends'
> field have been correctly unpacked.
This is incorrect. Depends is as described in policy, with the addition
that dpkg will arbitrarily break loops.
For the meaning of Pre-Depends, see policy.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]