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Re: Removal of transitional dummy packages



On Sunday 17 July 2005 23.28, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> On 10353 March 1977, Santiago Vila wrote:
> >> we need to remove
> >> from the archive all the Woody-to-Sarge transition dummy packages.
> >
> > No, that's not true, we don't *need* to remove woody-to-sarge dummy
> > packages, as they are also woody-to-etch dummy packages.
>
> We do not support that. No. So yes, woody->sarge packages should be
> removed, there is no reason to keep them. Upgrades from woody go via
> sarge and then to etch.

Support and test woody -> etch upgrades?  No.

Knowingly (and on purpose) break woody -> etch upgrades where keeping the 
support is as cheap as keeping a simple arch:all dummy package?  I vote no.

(Based on a recollection that potato -> sarge transitions worked reasonably, 
with a little hand holding, quite a long time into sarge's testing cycle.)

No, I don't think dummy packages should be kept around forever, traces of 
potato->etch support, IMHO, is certainly not anything worth to keep.

cheers
-- vbi

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