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Re: apt-listchanges in standard (was Re: Release update: ...)

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 08:15:04PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> * Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> [2005-02-22 21:07]:
> > In an effort to reduce the number of library packages, db4.1 and
> > vacation are no longer part of base.  Also, some outdated libraries like
> > gnutls7, gnutls10 and libgcrypt are pending removal from sarge, although
> > some of them are waiting for the next debian-installer release candidate
> > first.
> > 
> > If you encounter anything else requiring attention by the release team,
> > please don't hesitate to bring it up.  As the release approaches, we
> > have a chance to pay attention to smaller issues.
> There has one been a plan once to promote apt-listchanges to standard
> - the ability to send only "news" items was introduced and made the
> default.  Even though this was done, apt-listchanges is still
> optional.  I think apt-listchanges and its dependencies only need an
> override change but maybe there's more I've overlooked.  Could someone
> look into this?  Matt, do you know what happened to the plan of
> apt-listchanges to standard?

I adjusted the behaviour of apt-listchanges to make it suitable for
Priority: standard, discussing the process on -devel along the way.  I then
pointed out (in private, I think) that python-apt, ucf and any relevant
dependencies would also need to be promoted to standard, and it wasn't clear
whether that was OK.

That's the point where the ball was dropped.  At this point, all that
remains to be done is the decision to update the overrides.

 - mdz

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