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Re: cipux-storage_3.4~svn2489-2_amd64.changes REJECTED

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Hi Vincent,

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 :-)

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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