Re: Small library transition: libcupsys2 -> libcups2
Adeodato Simó [2008-05-24 17:06 +0200]:
> You provide a transitional package for the libcupsys2 library (yay),
> which means that transitioning this to testing will be completely
> painless (because there'll be both libcupsys2 and libcups2 in testing,
> and rebuilt packages will migrate as they become ready).
I actually don't like this, but since we do not have versioned
Provides:, I'd immediately break existing reverse versioned
dependencies without one.
> So, because of this, no problem from us to proceed, with the following
> * Regarding libcupsys2-dev, 7 packages have a *versioned*
> build-dependency on it, which means 7 RC bugs (since libcupsys2-dev
> has no transitional package, only a Provides). If you'd agree to
> file them, and NMU after a while the unfixed ones, that'd be great.
> If not, maybe a transitional package would be better?
Right, I'll provide a transitional package.
> * Since I guess your intention is for all the libcupsys2-dev
> build-dependencies to eventually disappear, will you be doing a mass
> bug filing at a low severity? If so, I think we can skip doing
> binNMUs at this stage, since many packages will need an upload for
> this anyway. Later on, when all uploads have happened, we can binNMU
> the remaining stuff.
I intended to file bugs for doing that transition, since it's less
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