[Fedora-packaging] Re: Are circular dependencies ok?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Tue Aug 21 19:13:55 UTC 2007

Stepan Kasal wrote:
>   in perl, circular dependencies are heavily used.
> First, "perl" and "perl-libs" require each other; this is a usual
> solution of the multilib problem
I've never understand why one would ever split packages, but them depend
on each other.  What's the point?  What advantage does that have over
simply having the contents of both (sub)packages in a single package?

-- Rex

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