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Re: Bug#769273: bsdutils: Dependency on libsystemd0 violates policy

Hello Tim Wootton, release-team, et.al.!

Thanks for your bug report.

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:00:16AM +0000, Tim Wootton wrote:
> Package: bsdutils
> Version: 1:2.25.2-2
> Severity: serious
> Justification: Policy 2.5
> Dear Maintainer,
> libsystemd0 dependancy violates constraint at the end of section 2.5
> of the policy manual that requires packages not depend on packages
> with lower priority.

This (general) problem has been discussed (several times?) on
debian-devel already and as far as I remember and understood it was that
raising the priority of the relevant systemd binary packages could be
done but it did not solve any *practical* problem. Instead it seemed
easier to just fix policy. I guess that's where everyone lost

I'd like to defer this issue to release team to decide what the best
course of action is. They can decide if this is a wontfix/jessie-ignore,
if policy editors must update the policy before the jessie release or
if systemd maintainers needs to adjust their priority.

Andreas Henriksson

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