package: xserver-xorg User: firstname.lastname@example.org Usertags: piuparts piuparts.d.o Hi, thanks for maintaining Xorg! As you'll know xserver-xorg-core depends on xserver-xorg and xserver-xorg depends on xserver-xorg-core, which is called a circular dependency, which sometimes breaks apt (not dpkg) in interesting ways. See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=190558 for a quite good discussion of the problem. It also effects piuparts testing, as you can see http://piuparts.debian.org/sid/state-circular-dependency.html - piuparts only tests packages which dependecies were successfully tested and well, for circular dependencies this will never happen. Whats wrong with making xserver-xorg depend on xserver-xorg-core and making xserver-org-core only recommend xserver-org? (I do the same with the tuxtype and tuxtype-data packages, and tuxtype-data is also basically useless without tuxtype. You could look at the images, yeah ;-) (Actually I'm not sure this last paragraph (copied from a similar bug) applies here. From the package names it sounds as if xserver-xorg-core shouldnt recommend xserver-xorg at all even.) regards, Holger
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