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On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 02:13:35AM -0700, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 06/12/2011 01:18 AM, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>>> On Sun, 12 Jun 2011, Michał Górny wrote:
> >> True. How about pkg_setup()? Shall we assume RDEPEND are there or
> >> rely on @system only?
> > IIUC, with Portage's breaking of dependency cycles there's no absolute
> > guarantee that packages in RDEPEND will be available in pkg_*.
> It would be more accurate to say that it's guaranteed except for cases
> in which circular dependencies make it impossible to guarantee.
Those instances shouldn't be just dropped by the manager; a
--force-break-ebuild-rules option for those cases is one thing, same
for attempting multiple merge/replace to break a use cycle.
But if it just says "meh" to a cycle... that's wrong.
Under what scenarios will it pull that?