The packaging for libpsl splits out psl-make-dafsa in order to avoid a
cyclic build-dependency, which would make bootstrapping a debian
architecture harder than it needs to be.
publicsuffix will build-depend on psl-make-dafsa so that publicsuffix
can ship a compressed, rapid-access version (DAFSA) of
public_suffix_list.dat alongside the standard text version.
but libpsl itself build-depends on publicsuffix. We avoid the
circularity by ensuring that libpsl's arch-independent build can be
done without publicsuffix.
So the path to bootstrapping should be:
* arch-independent build of libpsl (creates psl-make-dafsa)
* full build of publicsuffix (creates publicsuffix)
* arch-dependent build of libpsl (creates normal libpsl* packages)
-- Daniel Kahn Gillmor <email@example.com>, Thu, 14 Jul 2016 01:08:55 +0200