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Re: circular depends: problem

>I would make a general point about circular dependencies.  If a) really
>depends on b), and b) really depends on a), then they can only be installed
>together, right?  In which case, I see little value in having them as
>separate packages.

   What about the situation where A depends on the virtual package B which is
provided by both C and D, while C and D depend on A.  An example of this was
the JDK packages which used to (not sure if they still do) have packages for
shared and static motif linking along with a base package.  The base package
depended on the AWT package which came in static or shared versions, while AWT
depended on the base package.  This was logical and worked OK once you knew
what to do.

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and programming.  OS/2 programming is also fun, and I do sometimes do NT
programming.  I mainly do C++ programming, but would like to get into Java.
This should satisfy the curiosity of those on SERVER-LINUX.

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