Richard Freeman <> 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.

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