[arch-dev-public] Cyclic dependencies between systemd and util-linux

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Mar 14 00:41:52 EDT 2014

On 03/13/2014 08:21 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 12.03.2014 06:32, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> On 02/24/2014 03:56 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>> Right now, we have a problem with cyclic dependencies in core: systemd
>>> requires libblkid and libuuid (systemd-udevd) and util-linux requires
>>> libudev (findmnt, and soon uuidd [1]).
>>> I don't like this situation and currently it is revoled by adding
>>> systemd as optdepend to util-linux. This has the side effect that in a
>>> chroot with only certain packages installed, one has to explicitly
>>> install systemd to get findmnt working. Since I've run into this
>>> situation and cyclic deps are bad, I propose the following:
>>> Split both util-linux and systemd into libutil-linux/util-linux and
>>> libsystemd/systemd. Then we could have both util-linux and systemd
>>> depend on both libsystemd and libutil-linux.
>>> [1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/util-linux-ng/msg08699.html
>> We also have another set when installing {base} group:
>> warning: util-linux will be installed before its coreutils dependency
>> warning: util-linux will be installed before its pam dependency
>> warning: shadow will be installed before its pam dependency
> This was e2fsprogs' fault, it should now be fixed in testing.

Nice. Confirmed. Thanks :)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
\cos^2\alpha + \sin^2\alpha = 1

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