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Re: Bug#141686: xbase: name clash with old XFree86 package

On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 10:59:37PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Package: xbase
> Version: 2.0.0-1
> Severity: normal
>      xbase |    2.0.0-1 |      unstable | source
>      xbase | 3.3.6-11potato32 |        stable | all
> This seems pretty broken to me ... it's a source package, so the lower
> version number doesn't cause the upgrade troubles it might otherwise do,
> but it *is* confusing the BTS into thinking Branden is the maintainer of
> the source package currently in unstable (hence the X-Debbugs-Cc:).
> Wouldn't it be better to rename the current xbase?

The BTS is brain damaged about this, too.  Very convenient for the
maintainer of this new "xbase" package, I will see all his bug reports.

FWIW, I no longer ship any package called "xbase" post-woody.  However I
agree that this package should change its name.

G. Branden Robinson                |    Somewhere, there is a .sig so funny
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    that reading it will cause an
branden@debian.org                 |    aneurysm.  This is not that .sig.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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