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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] pkg_setup() can rely on packages common to DEPEND & RDEPEND.
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 07:14:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] [PATCH] pkg_setup() can rely on packages common to DEPEND & RDEPEND. by Ulrich Mueller
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:09:04 +0200
Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
> >> I'd still suggest that for existing EAPIs we should go with > >> mgorny's latest patch, simply because "packages common to DEPEND > >> and RDEPEND (but see below)" is a more accurate description than > >> "none". > > > But if we do that, people will claim it's the package mangler's > > fault if packages common to DEPEND and RDEPEND aren't available. > > You're asking for something unimplementable to be specified. > > No, they can't claim that, because we explicitly say that there are > restrictions in case of circular dependencies.
The problem is, there are nearly always circular dependencies. Any package that depends upon autotools is part of a hundred-plus-large circular dependency cycle. So if we're saying packages can count on RDEPENDs being merged beforehand except when necessary to resolve cycles, then we need to say how cycles are to be resolved. -- Ciaran McCreesh


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