Re: Bug#620883: pu: package deborphan/22.214.171.124+squeeze1
* David Prévot [2011-04-04 17:14 -0400]:
> In order to fix an RC bug (broken orphaner on sparc, #618895), would it
> be ok, to upload deborphan 126.96.36.199+squeeze1 based on 188.8.131.52 in sid to
> stable-proposed-updates? The changelog would be updated accordingly.
> 184.108.40.206 additionally fixes #609337 to avoid libreoffice being wrongly
> listed as possible orphan if --guess-section is used, e.g., during
> partial upgrades or when using a libreoffice backport.
> It also fixes a few translation issues, adds two new translations and
> updates the Maintainer.
This was a month ago and the patches are really trivial, there are
translation updates, autofoo and:
Both bugs should be fixed in stable, the first one is triggering an bug
in an other package which completely breaks orphaner on a supported
architecture - the cleanup avoids triggering this bug and is being
tested since June 2010.
The other one is really annoying if you are hit by it. Given that
a user trusts the --guess-all or --guess-section option and uses apt's
autoremove feature, it could lead to libreoffice and all its
dependencies to be removed if the user either uses a libreoffice
backport or does a partial upgrade. The (in deborphan's view)
unfortunately named libreoffice hit unstable when Squeeze was released.
If you are not able to review two lines of code in a month, you might
want to consider adding a vote based alternative for freeze exceptions
and stable updates (e.g., three votes by DDs and no veto by a DD _or_ an
ack by a release team member for stable updates).