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Re: mass RC bug filing: data splitting

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 02:24:02AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.

This is quite surprising considering that several Debian developers have 
actively promoted the use of apt pinning e.g. through articles in 
computer magazines...

> Cheers,
> Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]



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