Richard Freeman <ri...@gentoo.org> writes: > I think that is separate from the circular dependency issue. As long > as we have an unresolved circular dependency I think cups should be > off the list. However, I'd be the first to agree that this is a > short-term solution. > > The problem is that we only have two long-term solutions so far: > > 1. A smarter package manager that can work through these dependencies > automatically. > > 2. Splitting packages like poppler that have these issues.
Is there not a third, maybe obvious, solution to circular dependencies on initial install? 3. Include one or both of the packages in the stage tarball.