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Re: .deb dependancy hell

Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@compsoc.dur.ac.uk> writes:

> 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...

Yes. That was rude of me.  I apologize.  

>> 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.

Well, that makes sense.  It's unfortunate that the development process
could introduce bugs for the convenience of developers, but it's
inevitable, I guess, and probably the lesser of evils.

Lift me down, so I can make the Earth tremble.
                                --Bucky Katt

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