[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Bug#293167: ITP: request-tracker3.4 -- Extensible trouble-ticket tracking system

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 19:04 -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 02-Feb-05, 18:31 (CST), Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote: 
> > 
> > So archive bloat is not a problem for you, and "apt-get dist-upgrade" not
> > actually providing upgrades to the latest versions of everything is
> > perfectly fine? 
> In the case of RT, yes. 
> I notice that there are several different versions of gcc in the
> archive, and nobody seems to be bothered by that. Likewise, there are
> several versions of python. There are, of course, good reasons for both.

As for Python, no there aren't, except for stupid upstream behavior
(Python upstream, and upstream for applications that don't keep
themselves up-to-date). Even then, the situation we had at one point
where Debian contained four versions of Python was totally stupid. GCC
at least has the excuse different architectures need different versions.

Why not hold up the examples of the tens of thousands of packages that
only have one version, even though they are development "frameworks"? To
pick one of extreme complexity, Perl. Perl migrations go smoother than
Python migrations, too...
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: