Re: Depending on non-buggy versions?
In article <1136846142.5357.26.camel@localhost> email@example.com writes:
>I am wondering if my package should depend/build-depend on a special
>minimum version of another package, if my package fails to work with
>earlier buggy versions of the packages I depend on.
If you require a minimal version, you should have a versioned
(build-)depenancy. (Unless stable already has the required version,
you don't need to support installing your package on older versions
If there was a buggy version that was only in unstable for a short
time, you don't need to do anything special about it other than
requesting binNMUs if needed.
If the buggy version is still in stable or testing, you should have a
dependancy or conficts to avoid it.
Cases between the second and third can be handled either way.
Blars Blarson firstname.lastname@example.org
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