Circular dependencies

Warren Togami wtogami at
Sat Feb 11 10:29:06 UTC 2006

Anthony Green wrote:
> I've been forking a number of JPackage RPMS so they will build and run
> on our Free Software java stack.  Unfortunately, these packages have
> circular dependencies.  
> Is there any way to inject binary RPMs into the FE build system in order
> to bootstrap the loopy packages?
> Thanks,
> AG

In the past FE has used a bootstrap repository with a special 
binary-only ghc in order to build ghc in Extras from sources.  I suppose 
we could do something like this again, however we should formalize some 
official bootstrap process for cases like this within FESCO.

Warren Togami
wtogami at

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