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Re: mass RC bug filing: data splitting

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 01:44:09AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 12:56:59AM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > user errors mostly (as in the above case)
> - user uses apt pinning e.g. between testing and unstable
> - user installs package from unstable (pulls -data)
> - user uninstalls package (but doesn't uninstall -data)
> - user installs package from testing
> - *boom*
> Is the usage of apt pinning consideres to be a user error?

Apt pinning can quite easily break for all kinds of reasons. If you mix
distributions, I'm pretty convinced that you get to keep both pieces
when it breaks.

> Only because it happens in some dumb cases this should not be an excuse
> for Debian maintainers who don't set package depencies correctly.

That's "incorrectly to work around minor problems in the wrong place".


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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