I'm in the process of backporting ohpone 1.3.7-2 to woody, but I'm running into a problem with cyclic dependencies in the debconf area: oh-phone 1.3.7-2 (=sid) build-depends on libpt-dev (>=1.4.11-3) [source: pwlib] pwlib 1.4.11-3 (=sid) build-depends on libdv2-dev [source: libdv] libdv 0.99-2 (=sid/sarge) build-depends on debhelper (>= 4.1.1) debhelper 4.1.45 (=sid/sarge) builds OK, then resulting .deb then depends on debconf-utils (>= 1.1.1) [source: debconf] debconf 1.2.35 (=sarge) build-depends on debhelper (>= 4.1.27) So... To backport libdv I need a newer version of debhelper. To install the newer (backported) debhelper I need a newer version of debconf. To backport the new version of debconf I need to install a newer debhelper... [This is not an exhaustive list of problems; there may be other problems ahead...] Which makes me wonder: How did debconf/debhelper get into testing/sarge in the first place? Somebody must have performed some magic that I should be able to do too... Or I have got my facts wrong? Is there another way? Any ideas will be most welcome! -- Karl E. Jørgensen email@example.com http://karl.jorgensen.com ==== Today's fortune: Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
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