Cyclic dependencies = pain in the butt

RW fbsd06 at
Sun Mar 30 20:51:58 PDT 2008

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 22:24:19 -0400
Eduardo Cerejo <ejcerejo at> wrote:

> After running pkgdb -F I'm getting endless cyclic dependencies, so
> many of them that I completely gave up.  The last one goes like this:
> --->  Checking the package registry database
> Cyclic dependencies: gnome-desktop-2.22.0 -> nautilus-2.22.1 ->
> eel-2.22.1 -> py25-gnome-2.22.0 -> tracker-0.6.2_2 ->
> (gnome-desktop-2.22.0) Unlink which dependency? (? to help): 
> What does this mean? Is there another way to fix this than to figure
> this out?  How am I suppose to know what depends on what?  I thought
> portupgrade would do that automatically.

Try going to x11-toolkits/py-gnome2, and doing a make all-depends-list
to see if it really does depend on tracker-0.6.2_2 It doesn't in my
tree, but it may be that you have hit on a combination of options that
produces the cycle.

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