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Bug 9257 - Circular dependency in ExtUtils-MakeMaker (sort of)
Summary: Circular dependency in ExtUtils-MakeMaker (sort of)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Development (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Michael Cummings (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-10-17 09:44 UTC by Haroon Rafique
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
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Description Haroon Rafique 2002-10-17 09:44:06 UTC
Using the --deep option for emerge -u --deep world, I seem to be jumping back
and forth between ExtUtils-MakeMaker version 6.03-r1 and 6.05. Let me explain. I
am assuming that I started with 6.03-r1 (fair assumption) since I have done this
so many times now that I don't know which version I started with. If I do,
emerge -up --deep world, (which incidentally is the same output as emerge -up
world), I get:

These are the packages that I would merge, in order.

Calculating world dependencies ...done!
[ebuild    U ] dev-perl/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.05

So, I go ahead and do an emerge -u --deep world and it builds 6.05 but never
adds it into the world file.

Now, if I want to clean out stale packages, I do an "emerge -cp" and get the otuput:

>>> These are the packages that I would unmerge:

    selected: 6.03-r1
   protected: 6.05
     omitted: none

I go ahead and issue an "emerge -c". Note that ExtUtils-MakeMaker is still not
in the world file.

Now, issuing a "emerge -up --deep world", again points me back to 6.03-r1, as
These are the packages that I would merge, in order.

Calculating world dependencies ...done!
[ebuild    U ] dev-perl/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.03-r1

and then the cycle continues. emerge -up --deep world points me to an update for
 6.05. After updating I issue an emerge -c and it cleans out 6.03-r1 and we're
back to where we started. 

I am on gcc3.2 on a pentium4 which was converted from a gentoo 1.2 to gentoo 1.4
using the update scripts.
Comment 1 Haroon Rafique 2002-10-17 09:52:46 UTC
I just did a grep for dev-perl in /var/cache/edb/world and found the following


Furthermore, the directory /usr/portage/metadata/cache/dev-perl has the
following files which have the string =dev-perl/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.03-r1 and
which are also available in my "world" file:


Does this help explain, the whole issue?
Comment 2 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-25 06:32:38 UTC
Unfortunately, no. I grepp'd the entire portage tree and could only find one 
direct dependancy on ExtUtils-MakeMaker, and that one wasn't version specific.
Comment 3 Haroon Rafique 2002-10-25 10:47:41 UTC
I wouldn't worry about it any more since it hasn't happened lately. So we can close this bug.