[Build-common-hackers] Re: circular dependency fun

Jonas Smedegaard jonas@jones.dk
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 19:57:24 +0200

On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:39:27 -0400 (EDT)
paulwade@greenbush.com wrote:

> 2) okay then - let's build cdbs
> dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: springgraph
> 3) built springgraph but can't install it
> springgraph depends on libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl or libgd-gd2-perl
> libgd-gd2-noxpm-perl does not appear to be available
> libgd-gd2-perl does not appear to be available
> 4) So I will build libgd-gd2-perl
> dpkg-checkbuilddeps: Unmet build dependencies: cdbs

> Anyway, I am reporting this to you guys for informational purposes.
> You can decide if it is a bug or not.

It is a bug. Thank you for reporting it.

Next time please go ahead and file a bug report at first, instead of
contacting us privately. Having it in our Bug Tracking System makes it
accessible by all (more than a thousand!) developers instead of only the

I recommend using the too "reportbug" found in the Debian package by the
same name. This tool automatically includes helpful additional info like
the actual versions of dependent packages installed on your system.

This current bug is already known (at least to me). See

My judgement is the bug is really with cdbs and should be raised to
release-critical, but I haven't found the time yet to discuss that with
my fellow maintainers of that package. I am hereby making them aware of
it :-I

 - Jonas

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