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

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Sun Apr 19 08:02:46 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 03:38:10PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:09:13 +0200
> Bill Allombert <ballombe at debian.org> wrote:
> > 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?

You could perhaps downgrade the depends from xfconf to a Recommends if
it's just one tiny util and the main app works?

In all sane situations they'll have both installed automatically anyway.


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