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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 11:42:39AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> David Weinehall <tao@debian.org> writes:
> > Well, if foo depends on foo-data, and foo-data depends on foo, I find
> > it really hard to see the point of splitting the two into distinctive
> > packages...
> It could be useful if foo-data is very large, but changes rarely,
> whereas foo is small, but changes more often.  Then if the user updates
> frequently, he will usually only have to download a new foo, not
> foo-data.

That relies on the fact that the user knows that foo-data doesn't
contain any updates, and that (s)he manually inhibits the package
manager from downloading the updated version of foo-data, since foo-data
will be available in a new version too, even if it does not contain
any real changes.

Regards: David
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