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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 3

Le jeudi 12 janvier 2006 à 01:49 +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar a écrit :
> > At the very least, I think they should be treated like pre-depends, with
> > a request on this list being mandatory before adding a circular
> > dependency. Until now, all circular dependencies cases I have met were
> > fixable. At first, some of them looked necessary and they required quite
> > some work, but they were fixable.
> You know when you're adding a pre-depends. You're typing the word
> "Pre-Depends" in a debian/control file.
> You don't know when you're introducing a circular depends that easily,
> and it could be either of the packages in the circle that shouldn't have
> such a depends, not necessarily the last one that closed the circle
> should change.

Sure, and I agree Bill's checks should go on. However, looking at the
list, a vast majority of circular dependencies come from the same source
package. This could be checked e.g. by lintian.
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