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Re: congratulations to the X team!!

On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:04:14PM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 10:59:21AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:21:28PM +0200, Klaus Ethgen wrote:
> > > I will try to make a dummy-package which provides xlibmesa-glu and
> > > depends on libglu1-xorg. ;-)

> > Why do people think that xorg broke library dependencies for our
> > entertainment, and that patching over the dependencies is an ok solution?
> > The package name changed because it is *not* *compatible*.  No one said the
> > C++ transition was supposed to be fun, did they?

> I'm mainly depressed that people aren't reading Planet Debian, or are just
> ignoring it. Is there a better place to post this sort of thing so that
> users don't keep repeating the same non-bug? The BTS obviously isn't
> working for us here either, nor is posting to debian-x.

> I think I'll have to put something in X.Org's NEWS.Debian about it at the
> very least, but if anyone has any ideas for this, I'm all ears. I refuse to
> resort to a debconf warning for this, but I'm running out of ideas.

I agree that d-d-a is probably reasonable for this.  I'm sure it won't give
you 100% coverage, given that there are users posting to random lists like
debian-testing about the matter (...), but I imagine it will help more
people get a grasp of "unstable". :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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