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Re: coreutils/debianutils dependency cycle?

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> writes:

> This is somewhat unexpected, given that both packages are already
> installed and configured. Does anyone know what's up?
> lapse:~# apt-get install --reinstall {core,debian}utils
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 27 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/3178kB of archives.
> After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
> E: Couldn't configure pre-depend coreutils for debianutils, probably a dependency cycle.

Somehow on --reinstall apt does not break cycles. If you install them
individualy it works. Annoyed the hell out of me too.


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