Hello, On šeštadienis 27 Vasaris 2010 14:24:26 Thomas Koch wrote: > Your statement is confusing. You're perfectly right, that soprano-daemon > can not work without libsoprano4. Therefor I asked you, to put libsoprano4 > in the dependency list for soprano-daemon. You do even install binaries to > /usr/bin that depend on libsoprano. I'm saying that it makes no sense to install soprano-daemon if libsoprano4 is not installed (which means there are no apps which *actually* use soprano) on your system. soprano-daemon is merely a support package for libsoprano4. The same logic can be applied to binary and data packages. What is more, soprano is packaged the same way as libc-bin and libc6. The facts are that: 1) libsoprano4 needs soprano-daemon for the library to be useful at runtime; 2) soprano-daemon is not supposed to be installed or directly used by users. I guess you are annoyed that soprano-daemon is not removed when you remove libsoprano4. But that's what apt autoremove is for. > However there's the problem with the circular dependency. Since > soprano-daemon must depend on libsoprano4, you can only delete the > opposite dependecy, from libsoprano4 to soprano-daemon. > > If libsoprano4 also depends on soprano-daemon, then there's no reason to > build two separate packages in the first place and you merge them into one > package. One of the reasons is debian policy which claims that support binaries for libraries should be shipped in the packages of their own. -- Modestas Vainius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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