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Re: Strongly advise preventing new hotplug from getting into 'sarge' yet

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:06:11AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > I would note that any bug that can be described as "fake bug to keep foo
> > out of testing until bar is ready" is almost certain to cause problems
> > with partial upgrades.  Although generally discouraged by policy, would
> > a versioned Conflicts be appropriate here?  (I.e., do you regard the
> > current versions of hotplug and alsa-base to be usable enough that users
> > should be able to install them together?  Bug #241225 suggests the
> > answer is no.)

> Unfortunately, I see no way of stating that the *current* version of hotplug
> doesn't get along with the *current* version of alsa -- since they've both
> been uploaded already.  :-P

> New versions of hotplug and alsa-base probably should have appropriate
> Conflicts: with apprpriate older versions, yes.  I'm not quite sure what.

There's nothing that stops the hotplug maintainers from uploading a
package that adds a version conflicts with alsa-base, if they have the
alsa-base maintainers' word as to which version of that package will
correct for the problem.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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