Re: Potato packages
On Friday 05 January 2001 12:00, Jacob Kuntz wrote:
> from the secret journal of Russell Coker (email@example.com):
> > I am sure that there are lots of people who want to use some of these
> > features but who don't want to track the unstable/testing releases of
> > Debian to do so. Do we have a repository of packages to support such
> > people?
> i believe this is why we *have* testing.
The problem is that these packages I named depend on more recent versions of
libc6 than exist in potato. Thus if you want to cleanly install these
packages on a potato system then you need to install libc6 and several
packages it drags in (including new nsswitch modules, new nscd, and more).
Then someone who merely wanted to install a 2.4.0 kernel and the utilities it
requires ends up installing about 20 megs of packages from
I am not suggesting that we do this for versions prior to potato. I also
think that we should stop maintaining such a potato+ repository after woody
I am not suggesting that anything be added to auto-builders or that there
should be a requirement for package maintainers to do anything. We could
make it a NMU-only repository. Then if there's a package that's not in
Potato that you need on a Potato system you could compile the woody source
and upload it.
I would be happy to upload potato packages of devfsd, lilo (21.6), and
anything else that isn't in potato that I need on potato systems. The aim
would be to only add new packages, or upgrade packages which provide
functionality needed for other new features (lilo 21.6 is needed for ReiserFS
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