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

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 03:04:56PM +0100, Andreas Henriksson wrote:
> 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
> interest....

It is well settled that priority changes are done throught the distribution
override file and not in the package control file and thus, an error of
priority is not a RC bug in the package.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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