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Re: Question regarding package dependance

* Stefanos Harhalakis [Sat, 08 Nov 2008 13:51:28 +0200]:

> On Saturday 08 November 2008, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > In my opinion, you should just invoke the configure script with the
> > paths of all programs as they are found in Debian, eg.:

> >   % ./configure --with-tar=/bin/tar --with-postgresql=/foo

> After accepting the parameters it verifies their validity (program exists, 
> perhaps the version, etc...) which will not work.

That's too bad: if the user gives a path, it should be interpreted that
they want that as a compile-time default.

> > >   Also, how can I force vbackup to stay in unstable even after lenny is
> > > released when such bugs are found? (It makes the package mostly
> > > unusable). Is there a relevant how to? I've looked in maintainer's guide
> > > and in developer's reference but I didn't find anything related.

> > Packages stay in unstable by default, unless somebody takes action to
> > remove them. Does that answer your question?

> I thought that after 10 days the're moved to testing, unless there is a reason 
> not to do so. That's what I was referring to.

Sorry, I understood your "force backup to stay in unstable" wrong,
ironically I didn't think what you wanted to prevent was migration to

In order to prevent migration to testing, you should file a bug against
your package at severity "serious" explaining the problem that makes the
package unsuitable for migration to testing.


Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
               Listening to: Ella Baila Sola - El tiempo de mi felicidad

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