Gentoo Archives: gentoo-doc

From: "Jan Kundrát" <jkt@g.o>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-doc] Stage1/2 deprecation from Gentoo Handbook
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 15:50:10
Message-Id: 200511071648.57719.jkt@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-doc] Stage1/2 deprecation from Gentoo Handbook by Paul Waring
On Monday 07 of November 2005 13:42 Paul Waring wrote:
> If it's a commonly-encountered problem with a known solution (or at > least things you can try), why on earth wouldn't you want that in the > documentation? If it's not there, you're going to have more users on the > forums/IRC asking "why am I getting problem X?" (I've had circular > dependancy problems with python in the past) and you can't exactly tell > them to RTFM if there isn't one. > > It doesn't have to be in the handbook itself, a separate document would > do, but if lots of people are experiencing similar problems it would be > sensible, at least in my opinion, to have some sort of written > documentation that they can look to.
You probably haven't read the whole thread. The problem is that there are circular dependencies. This is caused by several packages from our tree depending on each other. We (the GDP) can't really provide a fix for such cases as they will randomly appear and disappear as the tree changes and are quite unpredictable. If an experienced user needs to do such an advanced install, (s)he will most probably know how to get over circular dependencies. WKR, -jkt -- cd /local/pub && more beer > /dev/mouth