[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#873011: Avoid circular dependency between menu-cache and libfm

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Wed Aug 23 17:06:37 UTC 2017

Source: menu-cache
Version: 1.0.2-3
Severity: wishlist

Currently, the menu-cache and the libfm have a circular B-D
(build-dependency) on each other that probably could be avoided. 

Such a circular dependency makes it hard/impossible to bootstrap new
architectures for those package.

It seems that libfm heavily depends on menu-cache, but menu-cache only
uses fm-extra.h at one tiny spot.

Currently, this circular B-D affects an FTBFS on powerpcspe for the
topmenu-gtk package [1].

Other solution would be some sort of bootstrap package upload series for
the powerpcspe architecture (however, this will not improve the situation
with new architectures becoming supported by Debian).

[1] https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=topmenu-gtk

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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