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On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 21:38 +0000, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 16:09:33 -0500 Nick Dimiduk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | I've performed stage1 and stage3 installs on both x86 and ppc hardware
> | and have never encountered a circular dependency problem.
> | Theoretically, such problems should never arise because of the great
> | work performed by the RelEng QA people.
> No no no. Releng don't control the main tree.
ciaranm is completely correct here... releng has no control over the
tree. The only thing that we maintain is our own tools, and a few
packages which belong to the LiveCD herd. While we do quite a bit of
testing to ensure things work smoothly, we have to file bugs and poke
other developers to get things fixed, just like anybody else would.
> FWIW, there's at least one combination of USE flags that'll give you a
> circularly broken bootstrap currently.
This is also true. This is the one case rac was referring to when he
commented about circular dependency problems.
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