[csw-users] pkgutil: Loop protection limit hit ... cyclic catalog dependency

gerard ghenry at cmi.univ-mrs.fr
Thu Nov 12 12:49:24 CET 2009

Peter Bonivart wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Gerard Henry <ghenry at cmi.univ-mrs.fr> wrote:
>> youre are lucky than i:
>> calypso-root% /opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -u evince
>> Checking catalog integrity with gpg.
>> ...
>> Parsing catalog, may take a while...
>> Loop protection limit (100000) hit. There's probably a cyclic dependency
>> in the catalog.
> I just tested with evince and it took 130456 iterations to solve the
> dependencies (88 packages). Please raise to something like 250000.
> It's not a bad thing having a high number, it just takes a little
> longer for pkgutil to bail if there really is a cyclic dependency.
> Apparently I set the default too low for some of you with many complex
> packages since it seems to cause false positives.
> I will bump it up for the next release. We're also working on tuning
> the algorithm to save iterations but it's a work in progress.

thanks for your help. It works,


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