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Re: apt-listchanges (Re: Advice on how best to handle non-backwards compatibility)

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 03:14:13PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 12:31:35PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Neither debconf nor apt-listchanges is a large application.  However,
> > debconf's dependencies are already priority: important or higher, while two
> > of those of apt-listchanges (python-apt and ucf) would need to be elevated
> > to standard.  I could probably eliminate the ucf dependency with some
> > beefier maintainer scripts, but python-apt would need to be elevated to
> > standard.
> Given the changes implemented in version 2.50 (2.51 is in testing), I
> would now consider apt-listchanges to be appropriate for Priority: standard,
> if:

Shouldn't concerns that NEWS files are untranslatable be addressed?

Also, is it a bad idea to use debconf notes to achieve the same thing as
the NEWS file? If so, why?


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