libdc1394 should be removed (transition blocker 516826)
as many of you are probably aware libdc1394 has been superseded by
libdc1394-22 in February 2008. Given that it's broken now (using
long-deprecated and now removed functions from libraw1394), it's time
for it to go.
Removal from testing will break the following rdependencies:
player: will be able to use -22 with new upstream, maybe good to just
xmms2: is in the process of being fixed (it needed a binNMU on hppa and
ia64, those have been built on 2009-03-12 but not uploaded yet).
This leaves pwlib,pwlib-titan, two obsolete versions of ptlib (in
experimental) courtesy of the Debian VoIP team.
The options would be to wait (but some of these seem to be candidates
for incurring other transition-related dependencies) or remove the
following reverse dependencies from testing as well:
Now, this is quite a number of source packages. OTOH, it is a small
price for getting obsolete libraries out of testing. I would fully
expect none of libdc1394 (-13), pwlib, or pwlib-titan to be released
with squeeze anyway. Based on observations from 2008, maybe the Debian
VoIP team should be advised to revise its maintenance style in order to
not need as much external intervention on its bugs as they did in the
past. (And yes, I realize that #516826 is not a VoIP team bug. Without
doubt all Debian developers looked at the transition-blocker bugs after
it was in their debian-devel-announce required reading.)
P.S.: Thanks to Joerg and Barry for dak rm -nR output. Cut and paste
errors and bad conclusions are my own.
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/