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Re: Bug#709758: Replacing a binary package by another one(was: Communication issue?)



On Mittwoch, 4. September 2013, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Yes, and? Was the dist-upgrade disturbed?

> We are talking about normal systems, that is having telxive or texlive-full

> installed. Not pathological cases of only t-l-d installed.


wheezy has:


Package: texlive-lang

Binary: texlive-lang-african, texlive-lang-arabic, texlive-lang-armenian, texlive-lang-cjk, texlive-lang-croatian, texlive-lang-cyrillic, texlive-lang-czechslovak, texlive-lang-danish, texlive-lang-dutch, texlive-lang-finnish, texlive-lang-french, texlive-lang-german, texlive-lang-greek, texlive-lang-hebrew, texlive-lang-hungarian, texlive-lang-indic, texlive-lang-italian, texlive-lang-latin, texlive-lang-latvian, texlive-lang-lithuanian, texlive-lang-mongolian, texlive-lang-norwegian, texlive-lang-other, texlive-lang-polish, texlive-lang-portuguese, texlive-lang-spanish, texlive-lang-swedish, texlive-lang-tibetan, texlive-lang-english, texlive-lang-vietnamese, texlive-lang-all, ptex-bin


sid has:


Package: texlive-lang

Binary: texlive-lang-african, texlive-lang-arabic, texlive-lang-cjk, texlive-lang-cyrillic, texlive-lang-czechslovak, texlive-lang-english, texlive-lang-european, texlive-lang-french, texlive-lang-german, texlive-lang-greek, texlive-lang-indic, texlive-lang-italian, texlive-lang-other, texlive-lang-polish, texlive-lang-portuguese, texlive-lang-spanish, texlive-lang-all, ptex-bin, thailatex


which other binary packages build by texlive-lang do you consider "pathological to use"?

> I *can* provide transitional packages to make it nice for the user

> experience. I don't remember a requirement in the Debian policy for that.


#569219 and #323066 suggest this is a best practice for years. https://wiki.debian.org/PackageTransition might be helpful too.




Holger, who considers just to build-depend on texlive-lang-all | and be

done with this

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