Bug#365993: developers-reference: [PATCH] further documentation of automative removal of obsolete packages
Followup-For: Bug #365993
Please apply this patch, too, where the automatic removal of packages
also needs further explanation.
--- developers-reference-3.3.7/developers-reference.sgml 2006-04-04 15:41:26.000000000 -0600
+++ developers-reference-3.3.7.patched/developers-reference.sgml 2006-10-28 15:03:36.000000000 -0600
@@ -2505,6 +2505,12 @@
removed automatically after the package has been removed from
<em>unstable</em> and no package in <em>testing</em> depends on it.
+If you are simply restructuring a source package so that it no longer
+produces one or more binary packages, there is no need to explicitly ask
+for the packages that are no longer created to be removed. Such packages
+will be removed when the new package structure has been uploaded into
+<em>unstable</em> and when no package in <em>testing</em> depends on it.
You also have to detail the reasons justifying that request. This is to
avoid unwanted removals and to keep a trace of why a package has been
removed. For example, you can provide the name of the package that
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
developers-reference depends on no packages.
Versions of packages developers-reference recommends:
ii debian-policy 188.8.131.52 Debian Policy Manual and related d
-- no debconf information