Re: cipux-storage_3.4~svn2489-2_amd64.changes REJECTED
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On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 09:06:24PM +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
>Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 04:53:42PM +0000, Mark Hymers wrote:
>>> This package has been rejected because of the Depend: on
>>> libversion-perl which is no longer in unstable or testing. If you
>>> wish to upload this package, you will either need to not depend on
>>> it or package and upload libversion-perl.
>> I am perfectly aware that libversion-perl is available only as a
>> virtual package in unstable and testing. I deliberately chose to use
>> those virtual packages in order to ease backporting to Debian stable.
>> I was unaware that this practice was unfit for Debian.
> ftpmasters replied it was a mistake so there's obviously nothing
>wrong with that, but I had the impression that it was always safer to
>provide a real package as an alternative of a virtual one: I don't see
>where it would hurt backporting to use
>libversion-perl | perl-modules (>= 5.10.0-13 -- or whichever version
>got the library in)
> Does it make sense ?
Yes, that is certainly more elegant. Thanks for reminding me!
When looking into it next time, I might do something even better,
however: hide that irrelevant-for-current-Debian dependency by default
and enable it only when some custom build flag is set.
I did not mean to claim that build-dependency was most elegant - only
that I felt it was wrong of ftpmaster to reject it on that basis.
Which he agreed - so all is well :-)
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