Re: ncurses4 and the freeze
On Tue, 3 Nov 1998, Joey Hess wrote:
> I had many packages in incoming, rebuilt with ncurses4, waiting to be
> installed into slink the night we froze. They went into potato. :-(
> Is getting everything recompiled with ncurses4 a release goal that can
> justify uploading packages into slink?
According to Brian:
- normal bug fixes are allowed (though discouraged) on all packages
iff there are no new features.
Since "it has to be recompiled with latest ncurses" is a bug, even if it
is not reported yet, I think it is allowed.
It would be a very nice thing to have that all priority: standard or
higher packages which need ncurses are rebuilt, so that a "standard
installation" does not use oldlibs if possible.
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