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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

> Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
>> Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:
>>> * Frank Küster (frank@debian.org) [060726 14:49]:
>>>> What about using Suggests instead of "Depends-for-being-useful"?
>>> Suggests is *way* weaker. 
>> Sorry, I meant Recommends.
>>> The Needs would trigger automatic installation
>>> with any tool. Actually, if
>>> A->B (depends), B->C(depends), and C->B(Needs), then A won't be
>>> configured until both B and C are installed.
>> That's a clever idea.  However, so far nobody has provided any
>> information where this would be actually needed, except a general
>> "people might install foo-data and wonder why no program foo is
>> provided" or a "the knowing already know".  Is it really worth the
>> effort? 
>> Regards, Frank
> Joey said debconf requires it circular dependency.

Yes, that's what I meant with "the knowing already know".  He asserted
that, but he did not yet tell us why, or where we could read why. 

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

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