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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> * Ian Jackson (ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk) [060726 13:18]:
>> But, for example,  foo <-Depends-> foo-data  is not usually an example
>> of a silly dependency.
> Actually, there is no reason why foo-data needs foo configured before
> being configured, but there might be reason for the other direction.
> Why not inventing some new "Depends-for-being-useful" from foo-data to
> foo, and having Depends cycle-free?

What about using Suggests instead of "Depends-for-being-useful"?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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