[DRE-maint] Bug#632776: Bug#632776: ruby-shoulda-context, gem2deb: Circular build-dependency

Antonio Terceiro terceiro at softwarelivre.org
Wed Jul 6 18:39:08 UTC 2011

Hello Jonas,

Thanks for bringing this up. I am copying debian-ruby at l.d.o to involve
the team in the discussion.

Jonas Smedegaard escreveu isso aí:
> Package: ruby-shoulda-context,gem2deb
> Severity: normal
> gem2deb build-depends on ruby-shoulda-context, which in turn
> build-depends on gem2deb.
> Please avoid such circular build-dependency.

FWIW gem2deb and ruby-setup also have a circular build dependency.

Since all packages are architecture-independent, AFAICS there is no
bootstraping problem. Could you ellaborate on why this would be a
problem? An URL is fine.

gem2deb is a Ruby packaging helper, so ideally all other Ruby packages
should depend on it. The problem with breaking these dependencies is that
we would have second class Ruby packages that cannot use the standard
build tools because they are build dependencies of the build tool

Antonio Terceiro <terceiro at softwarelivre.org>

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