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Re: Why is package X not in testing yet?

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 01:58:09AM +0100, Björn Stenberg wrote:
> > I find this report even more irritating:
> >   <http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=ginac>

> > There it claims: "Updating ginac makes 1 packages uninstallable on alpha:
> > ginac".  Huh?!?  Now it's talking about uninstallable source packages!?!

> Yeah, that's a feature. The list of uninstallable packages can grow 
> very long when all binaries are listed, making it hard to see which 
> source packages are having problems. Someone asked me to filter the 
> list and just show the source packages, so that's what the script 
> currently does.

This seems like an unfortunate regression to me; in a case where only
one binary package is made uninstallable, and this binary package comes
from a source package that produces dozens of binary packages, surely it
would be better to say which binaries in particular are uninstallable?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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