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Re: Testing removals for GTK 1.2 removal

+ Moritz Muehlenhoff (Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:17:05 +0200):

> 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.

If Luk doesn't object, we'll do a mass-removal during May. CC'ing Luk.

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