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Re: Dependency loops considered harmful?



> Hi,
>
> I've noticed that we have quite a lot of dependency loops in
> repositories. The current i386 rawhide has 354 packages which are part
> of one or more loops.
>
> Is that ok? I've always thought it's something that should be avoided
> as it makes life harder for rpm, yum and users trying to manually
> install or remove rpms. I even remember few incidents where a loop
> caused serious troubles when installing packages with scriptlets.
>
> Full list of the packages is here:
> http://fedorapeople.org/~mlichvar/tmp/rawhide.i386.loops
>
> For example, why games data depend on binaries?

So that if we try to upgrade the version of the binaries and not the data,
it will fail. We can still bump the release in most cases, allowing for
minot fixes without requiring the user to download the same data again.

> What do you think? Are loops something that we should try to avoid?
>
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