Re: Library packages depending on data files
Adrian Bunk schrieb am Wednesday, den 04. February 2004:
> > > Why?
> > >
> > > E.g. the KDE maintainers did explicitely disallow installing multiple
> > > so-versions of kdelibs at the same time.
> > Adrian, you should know better than most people here that this method sucks.
> The most important question is the effect on users, and for users I
> don't see why this method sucks.
So not beeing able to upgrade KDE because it would cause the removal of
a dozen of other important packages is just okay for you?
> The way testing works, if both libv0 and libv1 can go into testing,
> proga can enter testing years before progb.
Then fix testing scripts.
> Exactly this was observed with KDE and GNOME:
> KDE 2.2 in testing was horribly outdated, but it was consistent, and
> when KDE 3 entered testing, a complete KDE 3 entered testing.
> OTOH, the transition from GNOME 1 to GNOME 2 happened step for step, and
> I know several people who switched to unstable since the GNOME in
> testing was unusable.
As said, fix the testing migration. You should not fix one bad thing
creating another bad one.