Re: how to treat upgrade bugs that only affect unstable->unstable?
On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> That raises a philosophical question:
> If a bug was in a prerm script in unstable for 7 days, but never
> appeared in stable or testing, should we include cruft in present and
> future prerm versions to work around it?
> Or, put another way: a prerm is designed to run with the package
> version it is shipped with. To what lengths should it go to do the
> right thing when dpkg runs it with previous versions of the package?
It depends only on the ammount of damage the bug causes.
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