Bug#586424: dmsetup has circular Depends on libdevmapper1.02.1

Bastian Blank waldi at debian.org
Wed Dec 16 15:29:00 UTC 2015

Hi Martin

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 03:54:10PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Bastian Blank [2015-12-16 14:04 +0000]:
> > Please report failures with Ubuntu to the Ubuntu bug tracker, not the
> > Debian one.
> It is (https://launchpad.net/bugs/1032823), but the circular dep is
> exactly the same way in Debian, thus why would Debian upgrades not be
> be affected? We just don't automatically report them in Debian.

It is your task to show that Debian is affected.  I have never seen
this problem at all and I would assume a lot more bug reports if this
would be show up more often.

> dmsetup is already required, so lowering libdevmapper's depends:
> dmsetup to recommends should not have any practical consequences other
> than fixing this circular dependency and upgrade bug.

No, dmsetup is _not_ required, it never was:

| Package: dmsetup
| Source: lvm2 (2.02.111-2.2)
| Section: admin
| Priority: optional

You mean dmsetup is required in Ubuntu?  Then you may have found your
problem.  apt have some special handling of required and/or essential


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