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Re: Which packages will hold up the release?

Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hypothetical example:
> 29 packages wait on (151 packages are stalled by) libxml2.  This package
> is too young, and should be a valid candidate in 8 days.
> Suppose that the libxml2 source package provided not only the
> libxml2-python2.3 binary package, but also a libxml2-python package that
> depended on python (>> 2.3).  If that were the case, then even after
> libxml2 became a valid candidate in its own right, it would still be
> held up by the python2.3 transition.

Thank you. Some followup questions:

1) How are meta packages handled, such as libz-dev that libxml2 depends on. There is no package or binary with that name listed in Sources.

2) How is meta package versioning handled? The gcc-defaults package, version
1.9, is the only package providing the gcc binary (without -version suffix) of
which many packages require version >= 2.95.


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