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Re: What's up with base-files?

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:06:45PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> What's up with this base-files stuff? That's the second high-profile package
> I notice needing to put in a switch on it, and I’ve locally noticed even more
> and re-instated my lsb-release #624769 workaround in all sid chroots and buildd
> to get this fixed *again*:

> root@aranym:~ # cat /var/cache/pbuilder/base.cow/etc/lsb-release 

> I ask for just timely processing base-files into wheezy and getting a fixed
> version back into sid. Or just *never* having a version of base-files in sid
> declare wheezy as version, and have base-files always go via t-p-u.

> Can't be *that* hard, and while t-p-u may be “not nice”, breaking lots of
> packages that used to rely on lsb-release is worse.

> Alternatively, I ask all buildd admins to install /etc/lsb-release scripts
> into all of their chroots. (Doing that for cowbuilder is much harder,
> unfortunately, as it must be done manually, and only if it targets sid.)

I don't see in your message any explanation of why you think the current
handling is a problem; bug #624769 doesn't appear to be related to
base-files in any way.

It would be reasonable to do uploads of base-files to t-p-u instead of
unstable for stable release prep, but it also seems entirely unnecessary.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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