Re: Aren't there any checks in place to prevent a package from becoming uninstallable?
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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
Something that might work would be to keep the old source/binary
packages around (as well as the new ones) until nothing depends on
them. IIRC the release team have the ability to (temporarily) have
multiple versions of a source package in testing, perhaps something
like that could be added for sid.