Please remove live-package from Etch
On Monday 19 March 2007 07:44, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> now that the new live-helper was done and uploaded last week (currently
> in NEW), Marco and I decided that we don't want to support the old
> live-package anymore.
Understandable from a software developer point of view, but I think from a
Debian (user) point of view, this is very unfortunate.
Before live-package was removed from etch, one could say, "Debian etch now
includes a tool, to automatically build live-cds. To try it out, just
do 'sudo apt-get install live-package && sudo make-live'."
This is not the case anymore :-(
> Given that
> * live-package is only required on the build system and not in the
> live system itself
> * we'll providing backports of live-helper and casper for Etch anyway
That's easy for you and me, but for some people installing backports is a
problem, be it a technological problem or an organisational problem (only
allowed to use stable).
> * building live systems with the newest build tool is better,
> even if the release it is build off is Etch/stable.
Why is it better? Is the result any different? live-package produced wonderful
live-cds, maybe live-helper produces better ones, but the ones from
live-package also work fine.
> * live-package is not present in Sarge
> we ask you to remove live-package from Etch.
IMHO you just killed progress Debian made since Sarge.
Any chance to revert this decission? I'm willing to help with the
consequences... I'd start by adding a nice fat pointer in the README.Debian.
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