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Re: Dependency loops considered harmful?



On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:25:10PM +0200, Matej Cepl wrote:
> 
> Moreover, even if it didn't help your developer (and I claim that 
> it would), I would still prefer solution which cures problems of 
> at least normal users and wouldn't help developers (who should 
> now how to fix their system).

It is not unusual, at least for me, to install a devel package for
itself but also its dependencies, so for example I install libY-devel to
have both libX-devel and libY-devel, with libX-devel depending on
libY-devel. I wouldn't like to have libX-devel removed when I remove
libY-devel. And it isn't necessarily only for -devel packages, it could
also be for documentation/typesetting systems.

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Pat


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