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Re: .deb dependancy hell

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 03:32:53PM -0500, Richard Hoskins wrote:
> Greg Folkert <greg@gregfolkert.net> writes:
> > RPM == DEB are of nearly equal capacity. It is the Packaging that
> > Debian Uses and the Proper dependency checking it does.
> Yes.  Whatever.  

Flippancy doesn't make people more inclined to help you in future...

> If package A needs package B, and package B needs package A, why in
> the world are they two separate packages?  
> But thanks to you and everyone else who pointed me to the solution.

Perhaps they are maintained by seperate people, and seperate uploads /
version hikes etc. are convenient.

Jon Dowland

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