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

* Matthew Palmer:

>> As a user, I think this is very convenient.  The ability to switch
>> back to a known-to-work version by tweaking a few configuration files
>> is reassuring, even if you've tested the new software version on an
>> indepedent machine.
> So archive bloat is not a problem for you,

No, it's not.  If we have incremental Packages files, it's a complete
non-issue for me.

> and "apt-get dist-upgrade" not actually providing upgrades to the
> latest versions of everything is perfectly fine?

In quite a few cases, yes.  For example, if data formats change, it's
usually better not to try to upgrade automatically.  Some maintainers
ignore this problem entirely (look at the recent libberkeleydb-perl
breakage for an example of the consequences).

There's no guarantee that "apt-get dist-upgrade" will in fact install
the latest version of anything, so I don't really understand your

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