Enabling AVAHI-option in cups-client results in circular dependency

Mikhail T. mi+thun at aldan.algebra.com
Fri Apr 29 23:37:03 UTC 2016

On 24.01.2016 06:33, Kurt Jaeger wrote:
>> If cups-client is built with the AVAHI option, there will be a circular
>> >dependency, it seems.
> There's a whole bunch of problem reports for some cups, and
> we're missing someone to really look into those. Difficult
> issue.

I was hoping, these problems would go away after the recent rework of 
cups ports, but it seems, it only got worse. Not just AVAHI, DBUS, and 
X11 can lead to a circular dependency during a portupgrade.

Also, cups-filters is required for something as simple as printing a 
text/plain, but conflicts with foomatic-filters -- which provides 
support for additional printers.

If someone found the time and the energy to rework cups-ports, why are 
these problems still remaining?


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