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Re: Circular dependencies



Once upon a time Saturday 11 February 2006 10:31 am, Anthony Green wrote:

> So, would it be OK to submit binary -bootstrap SRPMS to FE for the
> purposes of bootstrapping these loopy packages?  This has the advantage
> that is doesn't require any special intervention on the part of the FE
> build infrastructure maintainers.

have a look at fpcits initial build contained a bianry copy of the compiler as 
fpc is written in pascal  and needed a pascal compiler to build.  its first 
update  then required itself to build.  

you could possibly do something similar if indeed there is a circular 
dependancy.  if that is indeed the case  thats a bad design by upstream

-- 
Dennis Gilmore,  RHCE  
<dennis AT ausil DOT us> http://www.ausil.us
Proud Australian

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