[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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

On 12/11/14 14:29, Michael Biebl wrote:
Am 12.11.2014 um 15:04 schrieb Andreas Henriksson:
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

Indeed, it doesn't fix any actual problem, but raising priority of
library and helper packages actually creates problems.

Let's take rsyslog as an example, which is priority important, so
raising all the library dependencies to >= important now means, if I
debootstrap a chroot and want to exclude rsyslog, I have to exclude all
dependend libraries as well. Or if I remove rsyslog (e.g. because I
switched to another syslogger or no syslogger), I have to manually
uninstall the unused libraries.

Please, let's not continue doing this non-sense and fix policy.

or just build without the dependency in the 1st place like it used to be. After all it's not like it adds anything that's essential.

Reply to: