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Re: Downgrading a package to get it into upcoming release

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 18:23:39 +0100 Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:

> On 16/02/2010 17:04, Antonin Kral wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I am looking for some advise / opinions. I am working with guys from
> > MongoDB project to get stable package in Debian. We have currently
> > version 1.3.1 in unstable, this is considered as development branch
> > which is not very stable.
> > 
> > Is there any way how to reasonably push older version (1.2.x which is
> > considered stable), which has not been in Debian before to enable its
> > inclusion in upcoming Debian freeze/stable release? 
> 1) Can the two programs be installed together?
> If yes, simply build a MongoDB1.2 and a MongoDB1.3.
> If not, then you should use epochs: upload MongoDB 1:1.2 to unstable,
> and MongoDB 1:1.3 to experimental.

all of these seem like rather complicated solutions.  wouldn't it be a
bit simpler to ask for removal from both testing and unstable, then once
that happens, upload the old (known stable) version of the package?


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