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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.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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