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