Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 3
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 09:26:26AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 12 janvier 2006 ? 01:49 +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar a ?crit :
> > > 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.
This is lintian wishlist item #316283.
Imagine a large red swirl here.