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Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R

On 2013-04-02 11:09:35 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> This is indeed Debian’s problem and needs discussion, but the roots lie
> in upstreams. It mostly comes down to the fact that upstreams of a
> growing number of projects are not able to synchronize their releases so
> that a single set of versions can all work together.
> Personally I think the best way to alleviate that problem would be to
> reduce the set of packages that are included in a stable release (and
> that also means in testing). But that is a high price to pay for the
> sole benefit of making releases easier.

If neither upstream nor the Debian maintainer of some package is
active and the package is rather buggy (e.g. with RC bugs not easy
to fix), I don't think that the package should be in stable.

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