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Re: Bug#622322: popularity-contest: popcon tries to access dpkg internal files and fails with multiarch: same packageso


On Tue, 12 Apr 2011, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > We deliberately skip .list as we don't guarantee that we're always going
> > to use .list and there's no guaranty that the format of the file won't be
> > extended to store more information. You should not read those files
> > directly.
> Hello Raphael,
> I have a hard time identifying what you mean by 'we' and 'you' in the above sentences.

we = the dpkg developers
you = popcon / the popcon maintainer who controls the code in popcon

> I do not read these file. This is what the script popularity-contest do and have
> done since well before I was the maintainer of popcon or you the maintainer of dpkg. 

This doesn't make it any less wrong.

> There is a single project, Debian, and Debian developers need to figure out a
> way to get popularity-contest and dpkg to work together nicely, and set up a transition
> period to allow partial upgrades.

We'll gladly add Breaks to help people switch to fixed versions of
software. But for this we need a fixed popcon first.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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