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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before freezing Hamm

On Fri, 13 Feb 1998, Santiago Vila wrote:

> The fact:
> The old emacs does not operate if libc6 is installed.

Actually it is xlib6 that is the real culprit. This problem has nothing to
do with libc6, except that it is linked to the new xlib6 yielding a broken
emacs which can only be fixed by upgrading emacs.

> Ok, according to "A" and "B" the old emacs Conflicts with libc6
> and libc6 does not Conflicts with the old emacs.
> How will you add a Conflicts line to the old emacs?
> It's stable and it may not be changed.

What would be the point?

> Not everybody uses dselect, so the assumption that "everybody upgrades
> everything" is not true.

Upgrading broken packages is the only solution to their broken nature.

> > This behavior is not the fault of libc6, but caused by an inadequacy
> > in the emacs package. The fault is corrected by upgrading emacs.
> I agree.

But you still think libc6 should be responsible for its upgrading?

> But we could still avoid a little inconvenience to the poor user by
> adding the Conflicts line.
The conflicts line in libc6 would add another layer of inconvenience to
the "poor user", by making libc6 install fail if the broken emacs happens
to still be installed.
> It is really so much work?
It is not a question of work. I have already spent more effor in this
discusion than would take to "change" the depends line.

The correct question to ask is: "Is this the right thing to do?"

The correct answer is: "No!"

I suggest that this bug will be closed.

Waiting is,

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