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Re: RFS: irssi-scripts -- useful collection of scripts for irssi

Florian Ernst <florian@uni-hd.de> schrieb:

> Checking on Woody won't be necessary, since this package will never
> make it to Woody. Or did I misunderstand you here?

Remember backports. Nobody knows when sarge will be released, and since
these scripts are so *useful* ;-), it might be that somebody prepares a
backport for woody. Still it's not mandatory - if you don't provide
versioned dependencies, it's up to the backporter to check. It's just
being friendly to backporters.

Also, at least in general, versioned dependencies might be beneficial if
you want to add an optional dependency later. That is, now you have:
Depends: foo, and later, since the newly developed fop is so much
cooler, you'd rather have: Depends: foo | fop. Then you have to check
whether fop really implements yet all of foo's features that are used,
and if all fop versions in unstable did it from the beginning. It's
easier if you just need to compare changelogs of known versions, instead
of testing all possible usages of your program (or all 222 scripts, in
your case).

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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