Re: Testing removals for GTK 1.2 removal
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:52:13AM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> + Moritz Muehlenhoff (Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:05:38 +0200):
> > Or maybe I'm misunderstanding you and uninstallable packages are removed
> > automatically from testing?
> On the contrary, it’s gtk1.2 and imlib that britney won’t remove from
> testing as long as they have reverse dependencies in testing (ie.,
> britney won’t let a removal to leave uninstallables around).
> So the options indeed are doing a mass-removal by hand, and then
> packages that get fixed get back in once they depend on gtk2; or to
> delay the mass-removal, and only perform it after a reasonable period in
> which gtk1.2 reverse dependencies have had some time to get ported.
Well, that reasonable time frame were the last, umm, five years :-)
Removing the remaining packages from testing rather speeds things up, e.g.
gringotts has been fixed shortly after it was removed from testing a
few days ago.