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Bug#175200: Processed: reassigning to qa

On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 01:48:08PM -0600, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > reassign 175200 qa.debian.org
> Bug#175200: ftp.debian.org: remove subversion-snapshot packages 
> Bug reassigned from package `ftp.debian.org' to `qa.debian.org'.

Nuutti Kotivuori <naked@iki.fi> wrote:
> Package: ftp.debian.org
> Version: 20030103
> Severity: normal
> Please remove the packages from the subversion-snapshot source
> package, namely:
>   libapache-dav-svn-snapshot
>   libsvn0-snapshot
>   libsvn0-snapshot-dev
>   python2.2-subversion-snapshot
>   subversion-snapshot
>   subversion-tools-snapshot
> The packages are old and have not been maintained for, where as the
> regular 'subversion' packages are much newer and actively maintained
> for each release.
> Several new users have accidentally installed these ancient packages
> by simply assuming that a snapshot release is newer than the normal
> release.

Nuutti is one of the upstream developers of subversion, so knows what
he's talking about. John Goerzen did promise to update the package in
#171987, but hasn't yet done so ...

Given that upstream releases currently take place every couple of weeks
and that the maintainer of the normal subversion packages is also an
upstream committer, it's not clear to me that snapshot packages are very
useful at the moment, although they could be of more use after
subversion goes 1.0. Thoughts?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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