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Re: Status of circulars dependencies in unstable

On 2011-09-04 15:42, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> On 04/09/2011 14:44, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> > While I also would want Debian to eventually get rid of circular
> > dependencies, I am not sure about (the value of) the benefits.
> > 
> > For example, even by default dependency resolvers have to consider
> > Depends-Recommends loops. And if the user has selected to install Suggests
> > by default (yeah, yeah, mostly theoretic-only but still possible), there
> > will be a lot of Depends-Suggests or Recommends-Suggests loops.
> Depends-Recommends and Depends-Suggests loops (and even more
> Recommends-Suggests loops) are totally different than Depends-Depends loop.
>   If A depends on B, configuration of A will be done after B

You are talking about dpkg action sequencer. The mail I answered to and
my mail were talking about dependency resolver.

Yes, dpkg action sequencer will definitely benefit from less Depends-Depends. 

>   Waiting more times will not decrease the number of releases to wait
> before dropping the relevant parts of the code. So, in my point of view,
> the sooner, the better.


Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer

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