dependency bootstrapping problem
The current WordNet package does not allow database errors to be
fixed. Thus, I'm creating a new source package, wordnet-grind,
which will allow this. There would then be two source packages
for WordNet: wordnet-grind would be used to generate
wordnet-base, and wordnet would be used to wordnet, wordnet-dev,
The problem is that wordnet-dev provides a header file required
to build wordnet-base, so wordnet-grind must build-depend upon
it. wordnet-dev depends on wordnet, which depends on
wordnet-base, and so it cannot be installed until wordnet-base
Here are the solutions I've considered:
* merge them into one source package. This would diverge from
upstreams distribution model.
* copy the header file into wordnet-grind. This would have to
be kept in sync manually.
* build wordnet-dev and force its installation. This is
a pain for other package builders.