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Re: Bug#196367: debian-policy: clarify what to do about priority mismatches

On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 11:40:10 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> said: 

> On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 10:02:14PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 Jun 2003 16:33:23 +0100, Colin Watson
>> <cjwatson@debian.org> said:
>> > Yes yes, we know all that. However, hundreds of release-critical
>> > bug reports cause very real practical problems for our release
>> > management processes, especially when they are unnecessary.
>> Hundreds of RC bugs? Is this hyperbole, you you have the data to
>> back that up?

> It is not hyperbole. By my count,
> http://ftp-master.debian.org/unmet-deps/unmet-unstable-i386.html
> shows 256 instances of packages depending on other packages with
> lower priority. I suppose some of them may collapse down to single
> bugs but it's still a lot.

	Seems to me that we need to get things changed. I'm going to
 see if any of my packages show up on the list, and fix the issue. 

	This is less than the number of open RC bugs; I think we
 should fix the relationships and priorities rather than give up and
 sweep all these under the rug?

	Looking further, there is dselect (a spexcial case, I assume
 that post Sarge dselect is going to have its priority reduced to
 optional). Most of the problems are optional packages depending on
 extra packages. 

	I would much rather we examined these, and had them fixed,
 rather than just drop the rule.


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