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Re: Bug#776346: libpcap: build udeb for use in debian-installer


On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 09:33:15PM +0200, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Building the udeb package itself is effectively trivial, so the
> possibility for non-trivial consequences seems somewhat unlikely.

libpcap is special because it's very close to the kernel; once it gets
used in the d-i environment the burden of keeping it working there will
fall on me. In the past I've had very little help from the porters with
kfreebsd issues (like #750836, #626232) and I don't have the patience to
deal with non-working or dog-slow porterboxes to fix issues in a
non-release port I'm personally not interested in.

So yes, in itself adding the udeb is trivial. But I'm not sure I want a
udeb in the first place.

Let me also state that NMUing a package without warning for a wishlist
bug, even to DELAYED, is considered rude in my book.

> Is your concern about debian-boot's ability to block-udeb when
> preparing d-i updates, which could affect libpcap transitions?

Yes, there's also that.

Romain Francoise <rfrancoise@debian.org>

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