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Re: "Can't compile from source" bugs

In Tue, 21 Nov 2000 14:16:29 -0500 Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> cum veritate scripsit :

> Are packages in unstable expected to compile on stable, and if they don't, is
> this an important bug?  How far are package maintainers expected to go to
> maintain source compatibility with stable?

In my understanding, it's an important bug, which can be fixed using a proper 
build-depends: line.

If it doesn't, for example compile with potato versions of something, 
requiring a versioned build-depends would be nice. 

I think this is nicer than saying, "we don't support stable anymore 'cos it's released" <g>


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