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Re: Bug in update_excuses?

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 01:45:43PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 02:07:23PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > So the db3-update predepends on a glibc-update, which cannot happen and
> > should stop db3 3.2.9-19.0.1 from becoming "Valid candidate",
> > shouldn't it?
> The script considers if things are a valid candiate on their own merits
> but assesses other things like dependencies separately - if look at
> something like powertweak this is explicitly stated:

That's for when the dependency is a valid candidate, though. If it isn't
then britney invalidates all the reverse dependencies, so you get things
like the example you gave:

> powertweak (0.99.4-19 to 0.99.5-1)
>     Maintainer: Mark Brown
>     39 days old (needed 10 days)
>     Valid candidate
>     Invalidated by dependency
>     Not considered
>     Depends: powertweak glibc (not considered)

The "Invalidated by dependency; Not considered" bit should have been
output for db3/s390 too, but it wasn't.

I think this is a bug in britney, although a minor one because db3/s390
will be thrown out at the next stage anyway due to increasing the
uninstallability count. There's probably a glitch in the binary-NMU

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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