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RE: When does a conflict become outdated?

Steve Greenland wrote:
> Morten Brix Pedersen <morten@mbrix.dk> wrote:
> > 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" [...]

No, it's about complexity.  Complexity that is not needed any more.

> 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.

Yes, that would be a good thing.  Such upgrade functionality should be
created in a modular fashion anyway so as to simplify adding to and
removing from it.

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