Re: Bug#463038: libpathtools-perl: dummy package for a testing-only transition should be dropped
On Jan 28, 2008 11:09 PM, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Package: libpathtools-perl
> Version: 3.2700-1
> Severity: important
> The libpathtools-perl package claims to be a "dummy package to ease the
> transition to libfile-spec-perl and can be safely removed." But
> libpathtools-perl has never existed in a stable release, so it shouldn't be
> added in the form of a dummy package either. Please drop this unnecessary
> binary package.
For the record, I'm pasting below the short IRC chat with Steve about this bug:
[00:20:33] <Tincho> vorlon: regarding #463038; even if the package was
never in stable, isn't it desirable to have a smooth transition for
current lenny users?
[00:22:51] <vorlon> Tincho: how long of a transition period do you
plan to provide for lenny users? it really isn't something that
should be carried into a stable release, AFAICS
[00:25:37] <Tincho> vorlon: that's a good point. We planned to remove
it after lenny release; but if not, when would be the right time to do
so without breaking things for current users?
[00:28:36] <vorlon> Tincho: well, I would think that for testing,
maybe 2 months is long enough to keep it?
[00:29:54] <Tincho> vorlon: sounds reasonable. I'll send this to the
bugreport if you don't disagree
[00:30:08] <vorlon> Tincho: feel free
So, let's remember to remove this binary about end of march/begining of april.