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Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002

On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 11:34:36AM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> One thing I did just think of - in the case of existing systems, rather than
> new installations, the last version which was in the archive will be kept on
> people's systems on upgrade, which should help reduce the issue - as long as
> the person doesn't blow away their system and reinstall, and the newer
> versions of libraries the package depends on don't change their semantics,
> there shouldn't be any big hassles.

You are awre that we archive previous releases, so a package removed
from the current archive will still be available in its previous
incarnation, should someone want to pick it up (or install the old
unmaintained crap.)

Mike Stone

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