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Re: The useless "sid" tag

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 12:59:29PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> There are also RC-severity bugs which are sid-only, caused by package
> removals: a package in sid may be uninstallable, whereas in sarge the
> needed dependency will not be removed until it's not needed by dependent
> packages.  This is a grave bug in sid, but should not affect the
> package's eligibility for release (since it isn't a bug at all in
> testing).

It might depend on why the other package was removed from unstable.

Consider a dependency on a package like latex2html that had to go to 



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