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Re: Uninstallable packages in woody

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> immo vero scripsit:
> > > What do you mean by "actually fixing" these problems? AFAIK, nobody
> > > without ftpmaster access can *actually* fix these problems, we can
> > > only suggest a reasonable way to fix them.
> How about creating a list of changes that would fix those problems?
> Anyone can do that.

Indeed, but will the ftpmasters be willing to apply the required fixes,
provided we reach a consensus about what the right fixes are?

> > "Actually fixing" would probably be filing bugs on packages
> > which are broken, uploading NMUs if they don't get fixed after
> > half-a-year.
> It's not quite so simple, you will probably need to change more packages
> than are currently listed as `broken'.

The main concern is the override file in ftp-master. Fixing the control
files in the real packages is a secondary issue. Actually, this problem
should be much easier to fix than the "Fail To Build From Source" one.

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