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Re: Getting rid of circular dependencies, stage 5

On 27-Jul-06, 06:13 (CDT), Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote: 
> No harder than all the other apt operations are already. install,
> upgrade, dist-upgrade are all already NP-hard. And dpkg does handle
> cycles correctly so why shouldn't apt be able to?  I don't buy that
> argument.

Dpkg doesn't handle them "correctly". It breaks the cycle arbitrarily,
except it prefers packages without postinstall scripts. This may be
adequate for most (mis-)uses of circular dependencies, but it's not
"correct". Hmmm, "correct" is probably not the right word to use here,
since there is no "correct" answer, per se. "Reproducibly" is what I


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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