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RE: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Loïc Minier [mailto:lool+debian@via.ecp.fr]
> Sent: Monday, 24 July 2006 2:32 a.m.
> To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2006, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le dimanche 23 juillet 2006 à 01:07 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> > > Yes, and Bill continues to ignore it, as well as ignoring my
> > > posts to his bug reports (such as #368481) asking for specifics of
> how
> > > individual instances of dependency loops cause problems.
> > Hasn't there been enough random bugs caused by circular dependencies?
> > How many of them do you need before starting to fix your packages?
> >
> > Furthermore, there is no real justification for the circular
> dependency
> > in debconf. Why don't you just fix it?
>  I fail to see how the circular depends between tasksel and tasksel-
> data
>  would cause any bug though.  I agree it's best to fix circular deps in
>  general, but it's not necessarily required each time.
Surely it should be possible to use tasksel-data without the need of
installing tasksel?

'tasksel' the application requires tasksel-data to work, right, that is a
'tasksel-data' is just a package that contains the data required by tasksel
(and maybe a few other applications), tasksel-data does *NOT* require
tasksel to be used, it's open source (major assumption here:) and the data
can be opened in a text editor.  In such a situation suggests, or recommends
would do the trick.

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