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Re: potential MBF: first alternate depends not available in main

On Monday, February 28, 2011 10:05:22 am Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> piuparts in master-slave mode currently cannot test packages which first
> alternate depends is not available in main, ie the secvpn package depends
> on "adduser, bc, ssh, ppp, timeout | coreutils (>= 7.5-1), sudo" and
> timeout is only available in lenny and etch, thus piuparts cannot test
> secvpn in squeeze, wheezy and sid. That's a bug in piuparts.
> Another popular example is a depends on "apache | apache2"...
> So I think it's also a bug in those packages, of which there are more then
> 100 but less than 200.
> (To my regret I have to admit there is another bug in piuparts and
> http://piuparts.debian.org/sid/state-dependency-does-not-exist.html lists a
> few packages incorrectly.)
> But, anyway, I believe that the first depends of an alternate depends
> relation should be available in main and propose to file bugs about this.
> Do you agree this warrants a mass bug filing? I couldn't find this written
> out in policy so these bugs would be wishlist, which probably would make
> them not warrant a mass bug filing...
> Comments?

It seems to me not worth a mass bug filing.  This doesn't seem like something 
that would affect user's systems.  Is there a rationale for imposing this 
ordering other than puiparts can't deal with it?

Scott K

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