Re: On Mozilla-* updates
On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 09:14:38AM +0200, Jan Luehr wrote:
> Am Samstag, 30. Juli 2005 23:28 schrieb Floris Bruynooghe:
> > On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 05:38:09PM +0200, Jan Luehr wrote:
> > > Greetings,.
> > >
> > > Am Samstag, 30. Juli 2005 16:47 schrieb Martin Schulze:
> > > > Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> > >
> > > (...)
> > >
> > > > > Whatever solution we choose, I believe it is very important for us to
> > > > > do it within Debian and not rely on backports or some other
> > > > > unofficial channels. As Debian developers, it is our duty to solve
> > > > > this problem, and simply kicking the packages out of Debian or
> > > > > ignoring them from the point of view of updates and security is
> > > > > really no solution at all.
> > > >
> > > > Be prepared for reality, in half a year or in one year, there won't be
> > > > 1.0.x Mozilla Firefox packages anymore that build on Debian stable.
> > > > At least that's what I anticipate.
> > <snip/>
> > > Imho, we should really face the consequences of these issues and stop
> > > shipping mozilla.
> > Or keep mozilla in volatile and not in stable. But since mozilla is
> > already shipped in sarge this will be an etch issue (as I also hope
> > volatile will be official from etch on). I just can't see a package
> > being deleted from sarge, imho the best we can do right now is send
> > out DSA's and point to volatile for fixes.
> This is not as easy as it seems.
> You'll at least not be able to ship some other packages.
> A bunch of packages are depending on mozilla. If mozilla is has API changes,
> you might pach galeon, if there is not a clean patch for galeon - which will
> probably happen, if our galeon is out of date. (Also an event, which is much
> likely to happen).
> If you need a new galeon you probably need a new bunch of gnome libs as -
> well. Now we're talking about a full featured, actively supported gnome in
> debian volatile...
Ah, I see. Didn't realise the full waterfall effect.
> Keep smiling
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