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RE: .deb dependancy hell

Whoops - my apologies, then.  I didn't read your message carefully enough.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Hoskins [mailto:rhos@adelphia.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 4:25 PM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: .deb dependancy hell
> "Rosenstrauch, David" <david.rosenstrauch@csfb.com> writes:
> > There's rarely (if ever) a circular dependency like that.  What
> > you'll normally see is that package A needs package B, and package C
> > needs package B.  Thus package B is usually a shared
> > component/library that is used by many other apps.
> It was a circular dependency that prompted my original article.
> libgphoto2-port0 depends on libgphoto2-2, and libgphoto2-2 depends on
> libgphoto2-port0.  A needs B, and B needs A.  You can't have A OR B.
> You need A AND B, no matter what you are using them for, or what other
> dependencies exist.
> Many people replied with ways around this, but the dependency exists,
> and is circular.
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