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On Sun, 12 Jun 2011 16:49:19 +0200
Ulrich Mueller <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> It would be more accurate to say that it's guaranteed except for
> >> cases in which circular dependencies make it impossible to
> >> guarantee.
> > This or other words, this makes this an unreliable feature. So,
> > right now, users can't assume anything specific about dependencies
> > being installed in pkg_*?
> Currently, PMS only says: "These must be installed and usable before
> the ebuild is treated as usable." It doesn't say anything about
The intention with the "usable" stuff is this that purely RDEPEND
cycles are resolvable, but any such cycles must be resolved before any
package which has a DEPEND upon anything in the cycle is resolved. So
if you've got this:
first <-- rdepend --- second <-- depend --- third
--- rdepend -->
Then (first, second, third) and (second, first, third) are the only
legal orderings. But if either RDEPEND became a DEPEND (and if we're
not dealing with binary packages) then there would be no legal ordering.
Whether or not what PMS says matches the intention is another matter...