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Bug#527920: marked as done (please break circular dependency)

Your message dated Sat, 9 May 2009 16:37:23 +0200
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and subject line Re: Bug#527920: please break circular dependency
has caused the Debian Bug report #527920,
regarding please break circular dependency
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package: xserver-xorg
User: debian-qa@lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts piuparts.d.o


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.)


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This is a dupe of an existing bug.  Closing.


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