Bug#703612: developers-reference: transitional packages cannot always safely be removed
block 703612 703610
Le Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:15:43PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre a écrit :
> 6.7.7. Make transition packages deborphan compliant
> For example, with --guess-dummy, deborphan tries to search all
> transitional packages which were needed for upgrade but which can
> now safely be removed. For that, it looks for the string dummy or
> transitional in their short description.
> "which can now safely be removed" is incorrect, as a transitional
> package can still contain executables and be functional, e.g. ffmpeg.
> According to
> a transitional package can also be a package that will be removed
> in a future version of Debian.
I guess that the best is first to correct deborphan, as you suggested in
#703610, and then the Developer's Reference.
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan