Re: Package xxx has broken dep on yyy: normal?
M> Dan Jacobson wondered about the broken dependencies he notices
M> every now and then. Colin Watson answered that this is the
M> problem that the testing distribution is intended to solve. Goswin
M> Brederlow explained that this is caused by strictly versioned
M> dependencies to binary-all packages.
Well I like sid, but am not used to
Package gpe-contacts has broken dep on libgpevtype0
Try to Re-Instate gpe-contacts
lasting for days into weeks.
Goswin's post implied that such problems should only last a day or two.
How is it that such problems are allowed to persist for days into weeks?
Isn't there a feedback mechanism to prevent developers making the
archive "unstable" permanently unknowingly? A couple of days isn't so
bad, but apparently users often have to remind developers what mess apt-get
shows they have turned their dependencies into otherwise they are oblivious?