Re: Uninstallable packages in woody
On 2 Jun 2002, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Santiago Vila <email@example.com> writes:
> > If some ftpmaster or the release manager is willing to help fixing wrong
> > priorities, they are more than welcome to start fixing these five ones.
> Wow, thanks!
> Now, if the ftpmasters will do this, the world would be great. The
> bug is fixed AJ! So can we check in the patch? Nobody has the power
> except the ftp masters. So, will this be done once woody goes out?
Well, I think the ftpmasters do the right thing by not modifying the
override file in an automatic fashion or a blind way.
My override file contains obvious mistakes[*]. However, if they look
at it they can start applying the modifications they seem reasonable,
at a sensible rate, say, several dozens a day, and we will probably
release woody without conflicts among optional packages.
[*] For example, in the file, perl-5.6-base is upgraded to optional,
but it shouldn't because it's a transitional package for upgrades.
Whatever package depends on it should be downgraded to extra instead.
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