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Re: Planning for libidn shared library version transition

On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 10:10:15AM -0400, Marvin Renich wrote:
> > The one non-cosmetic reason I can think of why transitional packages
> > are potentially bad is that they aren't removed automatically, so systems
> > that have been upgraded many times can end up with a lot of transitional
> > packages;
> If transitional packages either had a debtag or a control file field
> that identified them, then tools like deborphan could easily be made to
> find and remove them
Oh they already do (both the oldlibs section and the "dummy" description
substring are supported by deborphan), but deborphan needs to be run


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