Hi Till, (CC'ing debian-printing), I have two staged changes on foomatic-db-engine that I would like to cross- heck with you (note that the git commits haven't been done on the master branch): 1) Dropping foomatic-filters-ppds transitional package http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/foomatic-db-engine.git;a=commitdiff;h=e203cd9159e2017767e920ab13e6568f06391257 Rationale: foomatic-filters-ppds is dummy in Debian's latest stable release (Squeeze) and can IMHO safely be removed. I filed bugs against the (3) Debian packages that depend/recommend on it: #626288, #626289 and #626290. Is this package still useful on Ubuntu, for LTS-to-LTS upgrades e.g. ? I would be happy to keep it for a longer time if needed. 2) Promoting foomatic-db back to Recommends from Suggests http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/foomatic-db-engine.git;a=commitdiff;h=e203cd9159e2017767e920ab13e6568f06391257 This is essentially a revert of your 4.0.5-0ubuntu6 change: > debian/control: Do not recommend foomatic-db at all, as foomatic-db-engine > makes sense without foomatic-db to build packages, especially foomatic-db. > The system-installed foomatic-db-engine can also be used for inplace builds > of PPDs from Foomatic data, pointing to the Foomatic data with the > FOOMATICDB environment variable. This way we can install foomatic-db-engine > easily with apt-get also on desktop installations where foomatic-db cannot > be installed as it conflicts with foomatic-db-compressed-ppds. We put > foomatic-db into Suggests: now. The problem of this change (which I had not noticed when preparing 4.0.6-1~exp1, my changelog entry shows the mis-reading) is that it breaks Squeeze-Wheezy upgrades: an installed foomatic-db (or foomatic-db-compressed- ppds) will get removed as no other package will Depend or Recommend it. Hence I would like to promote foomatic-db back to Recommends. This still means one can uninstall it. Note that foomatic-db-compressed-ppds "Provides" foomatic-db, hence is a valid candidate for this relationship. What do you think ? Cheers, -- OdyX
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