[pkg-go] Bug#869989: golang-etcd-server-dev: circular dependency hell

Bill Allombert ballombe at debian.org
Fri Jul 28 13:34:39 UTC 2017

Package: golang-etcd-server-dev
Version: 3.1.8+dfsg-2
Severity: important

Hello Debian Go maintainers,

There is a circular dependency between 
golang-etcd-server-dev, golang-github-spf13-cobra-dev, 
golang-github-spf13-viper-dev and 

golang-etcd-server-dev:          Depends: golang-github-spf13-cobra-dev
golang-github-spf13-cobra-dev:   Depends: golang-github-spf13-viper-dev (>= 0.0~git20160605.0.c1ccc37)
golang-github-spf13-viper-dev:   Depends: golang-github-xordataexchange-crypt-dev
golang-github-xordataexchange-crypt-dev	:Depends: golang-etcd-server-dev

Complex circular dependencies are known to cause problems during upgrade, so we
should try to avoid them.

Also there is little point in having four separated -dev packages, if
you have to install them all anyway.

See threads 

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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