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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?

Sent too soon.  It's also so when you remove the game, you remove the data.

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