Re: Bug#187233: amavis-ng: Undocumented change in dependancies (debconf)
On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 06:18:37PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > Package: amavis-ng
> > > Version: 0.1.6.3-1
> > > Severity: important
> > >
> > > Between 0.1.6.2 and 0.1.6.3 the dependancy on debconf was changed
> > > which is undocumented. The result is that it doesn't install on
> > > current stable. Either the change should be listed in the change log
> > > or not made.
> > The packages I provide are supposed to work on unstable.
> > I put the versioned Depends: in because of the following Lintian
> > warning:
> > W: amavis-ng: init-script-suggests-versioned-depends postinst
> > N:
> > N: dpkg-reconfigure only stops daemons as of version 1.2.9. To ensure
> > N: dpkg-reconfigure can correctly start the daemon after reconfiguration,
> > N: packages should declare a dependency on that version of debconf.
> > You are free to do a woody backport that takes out the versioned
> > dependency.
> This lintian warning is in error, and you should ignore it. The
> over-tight dependencies that it promotes are not worth the bother. See
> my response to bug #185721 for more details.
> (Speaking as the maintainer of both debconf, and debhelper, and wishing
> I'd remembered to bring this up with Sean last time we had lunch.)
Pay attention, #185721 is already fixed :)
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