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...
.''`. René Engelhard -- Debian GNU/Linux Developer
: :' : http://www.debian.org | http://people.debian.org/~rene/
`. `' firstname.lastname@example.org | GnuPG-Key ID: D03E3E70
`- Fingerprint: E12D EA46 7506 70CF A960 801D 0AA0 4571 D03E 3E70