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Re: imp/stable vs. imp3/unstable

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 08:44:43PM -0400, christophe barbe wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 01:14:36AM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> > Just for your information. I have answered him in a private mail.
> > I was not aware that he Cc:ed the debian-devel list.
> > 
> > It do not conflict (because they can be run independently without problem)
> > and do not really replace because ... they can be run independently... :)
> I hope you don't interpret my CC'ing as a threat. I was seeking
> opinion from informed persons as I don't feel aware enough on the issues
> related to stable to stable+1 migration.

No problem at all. I just wanted to inform the list that I have replied. :)

> Anyway, are you sure imp users upgrading to stable+1 will keep their
> setup in a usable shape? Today I upgraded some packages from stable to
> unstable which forced me to upgrade php4 and imp was no more working. So
> I look for a newer imp but none was available. I finally found imp3 but
> it was not obvious. 
> My understanding is that imp (the version from stable) will not work in
> stable+1 if php4 is upgraded (which is likely to happen).

What goes wrong? I have not tested it.

> I think some kind of migration path should be added to imp3.

Yes, I also think there is a wishlist bug against imp3 for this. The
problem however is that such a upgrade path is not very easy to perform.
It is quite easy to have a broken database at the end and that is not
a good thing.

That is the reason why I have decided to make a new package (imp3 instead
of imp) and not to make an upgrade path.

imp3 is very different from imp2 and they share very little code.


// Ola

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