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Bug#857257: Re: Supporting configuration file changes between versions in unstable/testing

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:00:22 +0100, Philip Hands wrote:

> One ought to be able to sort out the specific upgrade bug in an updated
> unstable package, but that does nothing to fix the package in stretch.
> I'd expect to see more bugs related to this code.
> I'm not sure if that counts as RC, but it seems clear that plastering
> over the cracks with patches to the unstable package does nothing to
> address the underlying problems of cruft in /etc and sloppy scripting.
> Unfortunately, now we're frozen, fixing the stretch package might be a
> problem, although if we agree that this is RC, then I guess we can still
> fix it :-)
We can also remove the package from stretch, which should give the
maintainer more time to figure out a reasonable path forward for their
maintainer scripts and upgrade issues.


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