Re: Debian 1.2.2 and dependency on libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Shaya Potter wrote:
> I don't understand all this talk about developers running unstable and
> building packages on those machines. All new packages that are built
> after unstable is turned into stable (and also should be when frozen)
> should go into the new unstable (bo) and the developers should use the
> libs in unstable. The only packages that should go into rex-fixed are
> bug fixes.
The issue is, if those packages expecting to fix a rex bug are compiled
against a bo library the bug just moves from whatever it was to "another
dependency problem with dselect".
> What we should probably have is a machine that is running the latest
> stable version (stable.debian.org) and enable developers to recompile
> their packages their for fixing bugs. We can't force developers to run a
> stable only distribution if we want 1.3 to fit together nicely.
You can't force anything in a group of volunteers ;-) But you can expect
that people who take the responsibility for maintaining a package should
be able to move a couple of libraries around when building a bug fix for
aka Dale Scheetz Phone: 1 (904) 656-9769
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