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Re: debian package status

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: debian package status
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 01:01:12 +0200
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On Thursday 03 June 2004 13.14, Pedro Kroger wrote:
> > Sounds good. And before doing anything, please think through all
> > dependencies twice.
> That's a good piece of advice. In fact I have to sit down one day and
> double check this.
> > We don't want to need any dummy transition packages ever (such as
> > lilypond1.3); there should maybe be a good way to obsolete all
> > earlier packages.
> I agree, but OTOH debian has very strong policies about upgrading (and
> downgrading) so sometimes a dummy package may be necessary (I'm sure a
> more experienced debian developer can explain why).

What I meant was that you could keep this in mind, so you can minimise the 
risk of needing transition packages in the future.


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