Re: Fw: Accepted haskell-network 188.8.131.52-1 (source all i386)
Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Don Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> I'm not sure how haskell-platforms strict version dependancies will
>>> fit in with the way things are packaged on Debian. The cabal file
>>> does not leave much latitude:
>> Ideally though, Debian will in time end up providing the precise
>> dependencies (which will last for 6 month periods). In the short term,
>> just getting the packages in is a good start.
> Ideally for whom?
> Consider the following hypothetical situation:
> - Debian Testing provides zlib 0.5.0.0.
> - Haskell Platform 2009.2.0.1 requires zlib 0.5.0.0. Presumably the
> next Haskell Platform release will not appear until 2009-08.
> - In 2009-06, upstream releases zlib 0.5.0.1 to fix a security hole.
> If Debian installs the security update, haskell-platform will not be
> usable on sid -- at least until the Haskell Platform has a point release
> (i.e. Haskell Platform 2009.2.0.2) and that release enters Debian.
I don't follow. Why should a security fix imply API changes?
> Similarly, is Debian Stable expected to have an installable version of
> (and old version of) haskell-platform? If so, near to release time it
> will be necessary to prevent ANY package updates migrating from unstable
> to testing if they will break the current haskell-platform.
If they break the current haskell-platform, is that not good? I don't
see a problem.