Need advice on breaking build dependency cycle

Josselin Mouette joss at
Sun Apr 10 17:34:28 UTC 2011


Le dimanche 10 avril 2011 à 10:22 -0700, Daniel Schepler a écrit : 
> Currently, I'm looking at the following cycle in Build-Depends:
> libsoup2.4 Build-Depends on libproxy-dev.
> libproxy Build-Depends on libwebkit-dev.
> webkit Build-Depends on libsoup2.4-dev.
> Where would be the best place to break this cycle for bootstrapping the 
> packages involved?

For bootstraping you can drop the build-dep in libproxy, which will then
build against libmozjs instead.

Then you can re-enable it once webkit is built.

Note that webkit upstream is considering splitting JSCore out of webkit,
which would solve this problem.

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