Dependency loops considered harmful?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Wed Sep 3 19:13:39 UTC 2008

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 10:31:45 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Mamoru Tasaka wrote:
> > Umm... agreed.
> > When I install some binary rpms rebuilt by koji scratch build to review
> > the package it often pulls so many depdendencies, especially when they
> > are Java packages.
> What's the overall drive consumption when you do that? The issue isnt
> "number of packages" the issue is "amount of harddrive space."  Game
> data make be exceptional in that that are typically as large or larger
> than 200M.  Pulling in java deps might pollute your packagelist..

It's more than packagelist pollution. With the frequent updates that
are common in Fedora land, you need to download and update more and
more packages as your packagelist gets longer.

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