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[Bug debuginfod/25509] New: Break a cyclic dependency by core packages
- From: "marxin.liska at gmail dot com" <sourceware-bugzilla at sourceware dot org>
- To: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:13:09 +0000
- Subject: [Bug debuginfod/25509] New: Break a cyclic dependency by core packages
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated
Bug ID: 25509
Summary: Break a cyclic dependency by core packages
Assignee: unassigned at sourceware dot org
Reporter: marxin.liska at gmail dot com
CC: elfutils-devel at sourceware dot org
Target Milestone: ---
In openSUSE, we do face a problem with cyclic dependencies. Many core packages
like gcc, glibc, elfutils or binutils depend on each other and create a cycle.
The cycle should contain a reasonable amount of packages.
When debuginfod was added to elfutils, we would have a huge bunch of
dependencies caused by libhttpmicro and libsqlite. These have very many
transitive dependencies. So that I was forced to split elfutils into 2
packages: elfutils and elfutils-debuginfod. The later contains all the new
packages and is not part of the boostrap cycle.
What's more problematic is that there are (and will be) tools that want to
utilize libdebuginfod such as Binutils. As mentioned, the tool is in the
bootstrap cycle and so that can't depend on elfutils-debuginfod.
So the question is how to unbreak all these dependencies for future core
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