Re: Bug#439389: Changes in the xine-lib package require changes in xine-frontends
On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:30:09 +0200, Reinhard Tartler <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
>> Le lundi 22 octobre 2007 à 13:58 +0200, Julien Cristau a écrit :
>>> So if I have the frontend from etch, and upgrade to the new libxine1
>>> without installing libxine1-x, the frontend is broken?
> Err, I've never heared that partial upgrades were supported. AFAIK, if
> you decide to stay on etch and want to upgrade libxine1 only, the
> procedure is called a 'backport'.
That is surprising. I have always thought that Debian supports
partial upgrades; which is why we are so careful with changes in dpkg,
and lots of people jump through hoops to allow people to install
packages from testing/Sid.
Now, it is not always pretty (lots of dependencies being brought
in), and in some cases not practical, to do partial upgrades, but as
developers we try our darndest not to break this feature of Debian.
"William Safire would have a cow, but somehow that doesn't disturb me."
Evan Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C