Debian Bug report logs - #316403
circular dependency between libgconf2-4 and gconf2

Package: libgconf2-4; Maintainer for libgconf2-4 is Josselin Mouette <>; Source for libgconf2-4 is src:gconf.

Reported by: Bill Allombert <>

Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 19:18:01 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: fixed-in-experimental

Done: Josselin Mouette <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: Re: circular dependency between libgconf2-4 and gconf2
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severity 316403 serious

I think we need to raise the severity of this bug to serious, because it's
now been seen to cause collateral damage in buildd chroots due to failures
on package purge:

libgconf2-4 is clearly used by lots of packages, and the resulting problems
may go unnoticed for some time, causing multiple build failures of unrelated
packages.  Packages should be purgeable in general, but this bug in
particular is causing a fair bit of damage.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.                         
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