[Bug debuginfod/25509] New: Break a cyclic dependency by core packages

marxin.liska at gmail dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Wed Feb 5 15:13:00 GMT 2020


            Bug ID: 25509
           Summary: Break a cyclic dependency by core packages
           Product: elfutils
           Version: unspecified
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: debuginfod
          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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