Re: getting unstable lintian & linda into stable
Op vr, 11-11-2005 te 15:28 +0100, schreef Nico Golde:
> So what about a special exception which provides updated
> lintian & linda packages for the stable distribution?
Doesn't sound like a particularly good idea to me. You need no just
unstable's linda/lintian; you also need unstable's libraries to be able
to make sure your package will work and build on unstable. There's no
way around that; there's way too many libraries that might have their
SONAME bumped, way too many packages that might have been split (or
merged) so that the packages you need to build-dep on in stable don't
exist anymore in unstable (or vice versa), etc.
"Just" including linda/lintian in stable doesn't fix that.
> If not it would be great to add some kind of Warning to the
> source code which checks the Debian versions and warns the
> user that it is normally recommended to built on a newer
That could work.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond