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Re: Re: Transition time: KDE, JACK, arts, sablotron, unixodbc, net-snmp, php, ...

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 01:20:06PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >  We're only talking about keeping old binary packages around which
> > are no longer available from the new source package, which is precisely the
> > case that is at issue with library transitions.
> Ahhh.  I get it.  Just don't remove the old binaries unless they're manually 
> melanied, right?  That much is trivial, and should just involve making 
> britney stupider by making it do less.

The intent is that they would still be removed automatically, but that this
would be a second step *after* the test for whether an update makes packages

> The hard part there is working out how to hang on to the old source package 
> (which is needed for licensing reasons), I guess?

Nope, by itself that should be fairly easy.

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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