[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#524615: Bug#524615: libxfconf-0-2 has circular Depends on xfconf

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Apr 18 13:38:10 UTC 2009

On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:09:13 +0200
Bill Allombert <ballombe at debian.org> wrote:

> Package: libxfconf-0-2
> Version: 4.6.0-3
> Severity: important
> Hello Debian Xfce Maintainers,
> There is a circular dependency between libxfconf-0-2 and xfconf:
> libxfconf-0-2 	:Depends: xfconf
> xfconf 	:Depends: libxfconf-0-2 (>= 4.6.0)
> Circular dependencies involving shared libraries are known to cause
> problems during upgrade between stable releases, so we should try to
> get rid of them.

Damn. I was sure that xfconfd wasn't using libxfconf and so the xfconf
package would not depend on libxfconf, but xfconf-query (also in xfconf
package) does use libxfconf.

I'll break this circular dependency, not exactly sure how. Either I
ship xfconf-query in a xfconf-utils package (but it has to go to NEW
again and a new binary package just for one tool is a bit too much),
either I ship xfconf-query in libxfconf package (but it doesn't have
much sense either).

pkg-xfce maintainers, what do you think?

Yves-Alexis Perez

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