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Re: DO NOT REMOVE the lib packages after updates

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 09:45:56AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:
>> > On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 06:12:35AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> >
>> >> Would you advocate uploading libraries with new soname to experimental
>> >> and getting all reverse depends build against it (also in
>> >> experimental) so that a transition can then be pushed through within
>> >> days?
>> >
>> > I'm not sure.  What is the advantage over doing the same thing with
>> > s/unstable/testing/ and s/experimental/unstable/ ?
>> Breaking unstable for possibly weaks and preventing any new packages
>> (that depend on the lib) from entering sarge.
> These sorts of problems are trivial to fix; if the maintainer leaves his
> package broken for a week or more, and its breakage is interfering with the
> release, then it should be an NMU candidate.
> -- 
>  - mdz

For API changes fixing it might not be easy. For pure ABI changes you
are right.


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