Dependency loops considered harmful?

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at
Wed Sep 3 21:15:43 UTC 2008

2008/9/3 James Antill <james.antill at>:
>  It's unlikely to be a priority if the dep. loops are included, also the
> only obvious fix is to keep extra data outside of rpm/yum ... and if yum
> shouldn't be doing that to rpm then PK _really_ shouldn't be doing that.

I didnt say that PK should be doing it... I said that the PK
developers should be aware of this discussion because it goes to the
heart of PK's stated purpose.  At some point someone is going to have
to wade into rpm itself for ease of use of removals to get better.
And this is what we are talking about here... ease of use on package
removal. Something we don't do well with at all in any package removal

I am interesting in making sure that the people with the right
motivation and the right skills find the right way to handle it.
That's not going to happen just by telling the current maintainers who
are abusing the available requires syntax that they are abusing the
syntax and slapping their wrists.


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