Re: Downgrading a package to get it into upcoming release
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:52:34 -0500 Michael Gilbert wrote:
> 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?
oh, you would probably need a conflicts with the newer version and a
README.Debian to explain what to do for users with the new version