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Re: How to build circular dependant packages in debian

On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 2:35 PM Jeremy Stanley wrote:

> As I understand it, the context here is bootstrapping a new "edge
> networking" focused Debian derivative with a number of third-party
> patches to existing source packages:

Thanks for pointing this out, asked them to contribute back to Debian.

> http://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2021-September/012058.html

Hmm, this site has a confusing way of not supporting https.

> In this particular case, because it's not a full-blown port to a new
> processor architecture or anything, it seems like it shouldn't all
> need to be bootstrapped entirely from scratch. Ideally, many of the
> build dependencies could be satisfied initially from unadulterated
> packages already available in Debian, and then replaced with custom
> patched versions once any problem dependency cycles have been
> broken.

As others have pointed out, this seems like the exact use-case for
build profiles.



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