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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

On Tue, Jul 25, 2006 at 04:39:24AM +0200, David Weinehall wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 06:32:54PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Steve Greenland wrote:
> > > This really seems like something that while they may, very occasionally,
> > > be required, are mostly unnecessary and often misused.
> > 
> > Rather, I'd characterise it as a feature that is necessary for any
> > general-purpose depencency-based system to be complete[1], which is
> > totally safe and does not adversely affect any aspect of the system 
> > if some simple rules are followed, and which, if used incorrectly, is
> > still orders of magnitude safer than other dpkg features, such as its
> > support for setuid files, or its support for postinst scripts that run
> > arbitrary code at install time.
> 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...

foo is 2kb and arch:any
foo-data is 200M and arch:all

There you have it.

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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