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Re: Next upload 2010-03-10 (dpkg 1.15.6)

On Sun, Mar 07, 2010 at 11:57:28PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Guillem Jover wrote:

> > Ok, this one has been sitting here for too long already, so let's try
> > to target the release for the 10th, short notice but I should have
> > sent this a week ago already, and as we are going for experimental
> > it should be fine.

> I just realized that xz-utils and liblzma2 technically aren’t ready to
> be pseudo-essential: they use Depends: instead of Pre-Depends: for
> their dependencies.

This doesn't follow.  Only the essential packages themselves must be usable
when not configured, which is why those packages use pre-dependencies, not
dependencies.  The packages which are *themselves* pre-dependencies don't
need to have their dependencies promoted to pre-dependencies.

> lzma has had the same problem for the last year, so I guess it’s not a
> big deal in practice.  I’ll prepare an upload fixing xz-utils tomorrow
> morning.

That's not a fix, and not appropriate to upload without consulting

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