Re: PERL MAINTAINERS SUCK - COMPLETE MORONS
Hmm, isn't sid called UNSTABLE, that means that if you want use it, there
is a risk that things aren't exactly perfect (don't take perfect to
Not that long ago I upgraded one of my machines from woody to sid, now
it's running perl 5.6 and I didn't have any trouble upgrading at all!
BTW. Why didn't you post a bug report about this?
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Adam Heath wrote:
> Package: perl-5.6
> Severity: critical
> Scenario: Install new machine with potato. Configure all packages that come
> with a default minimal install. Run dpkg --get-selections on a working
> half-potato/half-sid machine. Run dpkg --set-selections on the new
> machine. apt-get dselect-upgrade. perl goes blam.
> Perl 5.6 gets installed, removes alternative support. Then perl 5.004 gets
> installed, reinstates alternatives.
> THIS IS BROKEN. AT THIS POINT, USERS CAN NOT UPGRADE FROM POTATO TO ANYTHING
> THAT CONTAINS PERL 5.6.
> Can we please oust the current perl maintainer(s)? They don't care about the
> state of their packages. There is even an existing bug(with patch, has
> existed for 143 days) to fix a removal of /usr/local/lib during remove.
> ANY package that is needed by the packaging system(and this does not only
> include dpkg support scripts, but debconf, and some maintainer scripts,
> including adduser) <b><i><blink>NEEDS TO NOT BREAK PERIOD.</blink></i></b>
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