Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R
On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 09:50:23AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> writes:
> > and upgrade from an experimental package is not supported (it generally
> > works, but the maintainer doesn't have to take that into account).
> This is a bizarre statement to me. Why would you not take that into
> account as a maintainer? I always have for everything I've uploaded to
FWIW, I've done ABI-incompatible uploads of perl to experimental in the
past without changing the perlapi-* virtual package name or the libperl
SONAME. The aim was to experiment with different configuration options,
particularly 64-bit integers and 128-bit long doubles.
I certainly didn't support upgrades from those versions to the same
extent as I'd have done for unstable. OTOH, the packages were pretty
close to uninstallable on any non-minimal systems anyway, as we didn't
offer corresponding rebuilt XS modules in experimental.
Niko Tyni firstname.lastname@example.org