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RE: Remove fwupdate from the archive

You can override the version of particular binaries.  Here's an example (IIRC gcc-defaults is another):


Dropping FTP master from cc.  Just file an rm bug when you are ready for it to go.

Scott K

On August 30, 2019 2:24:05 PM UTC, Mario.Limonciello@dell.com wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:16 PM
>> To: Limonciello, Mario
>> Cc: ftpmaster@debian.org; debian-efi@lists.debian.org
>> Subject: Re: Remove fwupdate from the archive
>> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 05:33:15PM +0000, Mario.Limonciello@dell.com
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I wanted to request fwupdate and the various signed packages
>> >by it to be removed from the Debian archive.  The functionality has
>> >been merged into the fwupd package and now from an upstream
>> >perspective fwupdate is abandoned and won't receive any more
>> >updates. For example it no longer compiles against GCC9 and there is
>> >no desire upstream to fix this.
>> Nod. I was planning to talk to you about this already. We should plan
>> it properly, add transitional packages etc., though.
>My thought was for fwupd to provide a 'fwupdate' package, but I suspect
>that it might mean
>adding an epoch to fwupd's version since fwupdate is at 12 and fwupd is
>at 1.2.10.
>>>> a = '12-5'
>>>> b = '1.2.10-1'
>>>> apt_pkg.version_compare (a,b)
>>>> b = '1:1.2.10-1'
>>>> apt_pkg.version_compare (a,b)
>Could you advise what sort of changes need to be made for transition
>Here is my attempt:
>--- a/contrib/debian/control.in
>+++ b/contrib/debian/control.in
>@@ -120,6 +120,16 @@ Description: GObject introspection data for
>  It can be used by packages using the GIRepository format to generate
>  dynamic bindings.
>+Package: fwupdate
>+Architecture: linux-any
>+Multi-Arch: same
>+Depends: fwupd
>+Breaks: fwupdate (<< 12-5)
>+Replaces: fwupdate (<< 12-5)
>+Depends: fwupd
>+Description: Transitional package to migrate to fwupd
>+ This is a transitional package to move from fwupdate to fwupd
> Package: fwupd-amd64-signed-template
> Architecture: amd64
>Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, make | build-essential |

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