Re: .deb dependancy hell
Jonathan Dowland <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 03:32:53PM -0500, Richard Hoskins wrote:
>> Greg Folkert <email@example.com> 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.