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Re: When does a conflict become outdated?

On 31-Mar-04, 08:16 (CST), Morten Brix Pedersen <morten@mbrix.dk> wrote: 
> Hi,
> Many old packages in Debian, have conflicts for specific version of
> packages that are pre-potato. Would it then be OK to submit a minor bug
> and tell the maintainer that the conflict could be removed?

Why? What harm is it doing? And don't say "bloat": the space taken by
all the outdated conflicts combined could be easily compensated for
by removing, say one IRC client. Or one editor. Or one module from

And if you're going chase down obsolete conflicts, then you should also
chase down all the parts of {pre,post}{inst,rm} scripts that handle
upgrades from ancient versions, etc.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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