WARNING: package dependencies

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 10 08:43:26 EDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 13:19 +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> > So what this means is that by having *any* package registered on the
> > system that is exposed by default and depends on the old util package
> > from hslibs, then *any* other program or library that you try to compile
> > that has a GetOpt module (and there are lots of those) will not work.
> So is the problem really "automatic exposure" rather than the overlaps
> themselves?

That's what I thought too, but it turns out to be rather more
complicated than that. You can see the thread about this "exposed
package exposes dependent packages" starting here:



More information about the Libraries mailing list