Re: Status of circulars dependencies in unstable
[Eugene V. Lyubimkin]
> While I also would want Debian to eventually get rid of circular
> dependencies, I am not sure about (the value of) the benefits.
One problem I run into every once in a while is how circulars
dependencies make upgrades fail to recover when a disk is full or
something else fail during installation or unpack. I end up in a
situation where 'apt-get install -f' is not able to clean up the mess,
and I have to clean it up manually.
I would love to get the package upgrades more reliable.
> Therefore I think _for this moment_ mandating in the policy will be
> too strict.
I definitely believe it is time to require no loops in policy.