[Fedora-packaging] Re: Are circular dependencies ok?
paul at city-fan.org
Tue Aug 21 20:05:56 UTC 2007
On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:33:53 -0500
Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Stepan Kasal wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 02:13:55PM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> >> Stepan Kasal wrote:
> >>> First, "perl" and "perl-libs" require each other; this is a usual
> >>> solution of the multilib problem
> >> <tangent>
> >> 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? </tangent>
> > with foo and foo-libs, foo-libs can be declared multilib.
> > So it is possible that on x86_64 both foo-libs.i386 and
> > foo-libs.x86_64 are installed.
> > If both formed one package "foo" and the usage of the libraries in
> > both 32bit and 64bit variant were required, then the package foo
> > would have to be declared as multilib.
> Um, but if <foo>-libs Requires: foo , wouldn't that pull foo into the
> multilib mix too, no? Am I missing something?
foo-libs.i386 and foo-libs.x86_64 can both depend on foo.x86_64, can't
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