Re: Aren't there any checks in place to prevent a package from becoming uninstallable?
On su, 2011-02-27 at 15:49 +0800, email@example.com wrote:
> Aren't there any checks in place to prevent a package from becoming uninstallable?
> E.g., bug #615530, #615528.
We don't care if something is temporarily uninstallable in unstable. The
only way to prevent that from happening would be to keep packages from
entering unstable unless all their dependencies are in unstable already,
and that would prevent bug fixes from coming into unstable faster. This
is important because a source package might produce several binary
packages, and some of them might both be fixing bugs and be
Unstable is not guaranteed to work at any one time. Any missing
dependencies will get dealt with at release time if not earlier. An
attempt to make unstable work better would result in development having
more obstacles, and thus becoming slower. That would not be a good
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