Re: status of circulars dependencies in unstable
On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:29:01PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 06 juin 2010 à 18:06 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen a écrit :
> > [Bill Allombert]
> > > Dear developers,
> > > Today circular dependencies in unstable reached an all-time low.
> > Very good to hear. If only we could get it down to zero, piuparts
> > would be able to test all the packages and a more deterministic
> > package installation order would be ensured. :)
> Indeed that would help a lot.
> It is probably too late for squeeze, but how about forbidding it into
> the policy after the release?
No. Besides that I think it would be bad to forbid correct dependencies it
would break some subpolicies. (I have the cli-uno-bridge <-> libuno-cppuhelper1.0-cil
one in mind, see #495748).
No, that's not the way to go, IMHO.
.''`. René Engelhard -- Debian GNU/Linux Developer
: :' : http://www.debian.org | http://people.debian.org/~rene/
`. `' email@example.com | GnuPG-Key ID: D03E3E70
`- Fingerprint: E12D EA46 7506 70CF A960 801D 0AA0 4571 D03E 3E70