[Piuparts-devel] Bug#682744: piuparts: better handling of --warn-on-others for packages with circular dependencies

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed Jul 25 09:07:19 UTC 2012

Package: piuparts
Version: 0.45
Severity: wishlist


the --warn-on-others option does not work for packages with circular
dependencies. Installing deps($pkg) will also install $pkg, so there is
no state change between installing deps($pkg) and deps($pkg)+$pkg.
This is also a problem for --purge-install-purge.
Probably best to exclude the dependency cycle when installing the deps
and treat the packages on the cycle as a "single package" to be tested.
May get nasty in the case of alternatives :-)


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