Bug#571771: openoffice.org-java-common: Couldn't configure pre-depend ... probably a dependency cycle
On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 07:09:06AM -0700, Gordon Haverland wrote:
> On March 2, 2010, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > So what should be do with this unreproducible bug on a system
> > no one can see it on (because it's old and probably full of
> > dependency bugs - loads of stuff depend on stuff you don't
> > imagine, even udev)
> Close it.
> > > I'm a dinosaur from the old UNIX days, I like compiling
> > > kernels. There are specific CONFIG options that must be set
> > > or not set in order for a kernel to work with udev.
> > > Supposedly my kernel is new enough, but it has the wrong
> > > options. Playing menuconfig with make-kpkg to find these
> > > options is fun. In any event, I've had a bunch of other
> > > things that needed to be done, and replacing the kernel still
> > > isn't at the top of my TODO list. Until then, I am stuck
> > > with 146-5 of udev.
> > Then please don't file bugs on such systems. They will he hard
> > to reproduce.
> Surely OO.o isn't dependent on the configuration of the kernel?
> It may turn out that many packages are, but they shouldn't be.
> Having oddball systems like mine around points out that there are
> problems, that shouldn't be there. Other than some modules from
> CPAN, everything here is Debian.
No, but it depends on packages, which depends on packages which depends
on... eventually down to udev or to whatever else you hold back right
now from upgrading.
.''`. René Engelhard -- Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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