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Re: Please (temporarily) remove debian-edu meta packages from testing

I'd like to foreward this posting to debian-custom which is
in fact the right list to post those kind of issues which concerns
all Custom Debian Distributions.  Joey, you might perhaps consider


your comments are more than welcome


On Fri, 7 May 2004, Joey Hess wrote:

> This is exactly the reason that tasksel was switched from using task
> packages to using Task override fields. Well, one of the reasons. The
> other reasons will probably bite the debian-edu packages shortly, if
> nothing is done. IIRC another one of the problems is what happens when a
> buggy package is dropped from testing, and debian-edu-* depends on it.
> Temporarily removing the debian-edu packages from testing will not fix
> these problems. There is a good chance the debian-edu packages will not
> be able to get back into sarge, and that the release team will become
> fed up with dealing with them.
> I think we should investigate using a tasksel-like mechanism for these
> packages. This will require some more diligence on the debian-edu side
> to make sure that all the packages we want to be installed as part of
> debian-edu profiles are in sarge; otherwise we may get debian-edu
> installs that are missing some packages. But it will not block packages
> from entering sarge and it will be more robust.
> I've only been slowly becoming familiar with debian-edu over the past
> two or three weeks and only noticed it was subject to this set of
> problems last Tuesday, so I don't have a full proposal for how to
> restructure the debian-edu tasks yet, but using the tasksel Task
> overrides seems like a very workable approach.
> --
> see shy jo

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