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Re: icu, vips transition to testing

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:30:06PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> > On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 04:45:31PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

> >> Though grep-excuses shows them to be valid candidates, both icu and
> >> vips appear to be not transitioning to testing because of making
> >> packages uninstallable on alpha (according to
> >> http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=icu and corresponding
> >> for vips), but I don't see any evidence that they actually will make
> >> packages uninstallable on alpha.  Am I missing something (including
> >> possibly some announcement), or is something wrong?

> > Standard scenario requiring a hint to update multiple packages together.
> > This isn't done automatically because it's computationally infeasible.
> > Hints added for both of these package groups which should take effect
> > tomorrow as long as there are no other packages that still need to be
> > updated in unstable.

> Is the scenario in question that package A2 replaces package A1 and a
> new version of package B that used to depend upon A1 now depends upon
> A2 such that replacing A1 with A2 would make B in testing
> uninstallable even though an upgrade of B would resolve the problem?


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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