Re: Gnome to be removed from debian?
- To: Jason Gunthorpe <email@example.com>
- Cc: Havoc Pennington <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Adam Heath <email@example.com>, Stephen Crowley <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ossama Othman <email@example.com>, Debian Developer's List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Gnome to be removed from debian?
- From: Stephen Crowley <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 15:22:24 -0600
- Message-id: <19990212152224.D20418@stephenc.wf.net>
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On Fri, Feb 12, 1999 at 01:42:01PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > I'm sorry but it is simply not acceptable to gripe about bugs in alpha
> > software. Especially *free* alpha software. Reporting them is fine,
> > griping is not.
> > Even though I'm quite sure you're right that this has been broken in some
> > of the tarballs.
> Why exactly are we distributing what amounts to weekly snapshots in the
> main distribution? Maybe you guys should lobby for a snapshots dist for
> truely unstable stuff like this.
> It is really lame to have a working X app, upgrade to potato and find it
> stops working and there is no fix available because some gnome guy doesn't
> bother with alpha shared library versions.
> I would almost propose that we disallow 'alpha' libraries from entering
> the main distribution, perhaps providing some other venues for them (like
> experimental was supposed to be). If the upstream author cannot be
> bothered to keep the soname rational then I don't see why we should bother
> to include it in our primary distribution.
> That said, if amongst the gnome packagers they come up with a
> forwards/backwards compatible set of libraries and applications from a
> given snapshot then that as a whole could migrate over into potato. If
> necessary the gnome packagers would tweak sonames to achieve this (it is
> after all alpha software)
I see no reason why we would need to do this, as someone said earlier it
would be possible to avoid the problem with versioned depends. Besides, it's
called unstable for a reason, brokenness is a common thing. The main problem
I see here is package maintainers not recompiling packages when new libs
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