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

Jeff Bailey jbailey@nisa.net
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 11:11:27 -0700

On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 07:57:24PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> This current bug is already known (at least to me). See
> http://bugs.debian.org/207815

> 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

I don't think it is.  Debian is full of these circular dependancies -
The ability to simply bootstrap the system isn't a release requirement -
Which is good, because taken to an extreme, you need gcc to build gcc.

I think we might already accomidate this by coping gracefully if
springgraph isn't there.  Telling dpkg-buildpackage then to ignore the
build-dep's and building anyway would probably work.  Once you have a
base cdbs package, you can then do libgd-gd2-perl and then redo cdbs.

Jeff Bailey