On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 02:10:09PM -0800, Matt Taggart wrote:
> (cc requested please, I'm not subscribed)
> Hi debian-release,
> I noticed that the iproute package is priority optional. Aren't we supposed to
> be transitioning to the ip tool and away from ifconfig/route? We obviously
> won't do this for etch, but I was thinking maybe increasing the priority to
> ensure that etch systems have it installed would help transitioning in the
> lenny timeframe.
> What do you think?
I don't think package priorities should be used to encourage testing; the
package priority should be raised when iproute as a package is a suitable
replacement for ifconfig in the Debian system. And I don't think iproute is
effectively "important" today the way net-tools is, either from the user
viewpoint or as a dependency of other tools that warrant prio: important.
If there is a concern that we wouldn't otherwise be ready to switch to
iproute for lenny, that's something that I think should be brought up for
discussion on debian-devel (or with the ifupdown maintainers?).
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
- From: Matt Taggart <firstname.lastname@example.org>