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On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:31 AM, Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 08/10/2011 02:14 PM, Fabio Erculiani wrote:
>> The problem here is that Portage enforces the same rule by trying to
>> schedule the PDEPEND "as soon as possible"
> This behavior was introduced in order to solve bug 180045 .
> We can accomplish similar results to the ASAP ("as soon as possible")
> behavior in cases like this, if we create a virtual/meta-package that
> pulls in the circularly dependent packages. We also havo to update the
> reverse dependencies to refer to the virtual/meta-package.
In case of dev-java/jdom and dev-java/jdom-jaxen my idea was to create
virtual/jdom (having it to pull in both deps in RDEPEND) and update
the reverse dependencies. Waiting to hear back from Java herd (Caster,
OTOH, I think that the gray area should be cleared out by clearly
stating what is legal or not in an updated EAPI. Isn't that
> So, the ASAP behavior is really just a convenience so that ebuild
> maintainers don't have to go to the trouble of creating a virtual and
> updating all the reverse dependencies.
>  http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=180045