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Re: status of circulars dependencies in unstable


On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 06:15:41PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> The bug report doesn't explain why this needs to be a Depends: either -
> it could be a Recommends AFAICT. To quote the report, "which for some
> stuff needs...." - the definition of a Recommends in my book. If

"some stuff" in the sense "I don't know what exactly needs it,
but it needs it".

> packageA is more than slightly usable without packageB being unpacked,
> there is no need for a Depends:, it should be a Recommends.

And that is the problem. It opens the .so, no matter what you want.

Of course, unless the CLI policy gets in some way changed or someone
tells me a better way...


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