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Re: JPEG 8 transition

* Bill Allombert (Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr) [100214 13:22]:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:17:42PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Bill Allombert (Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr) [100214 10:19]:
> > > The second step would be to fix packages that Build-Depend on 'libjpeg62-dev'
> > > to Build-Depend on 'libjpeg-dev' instead, but that might make theirs
> > > build-dependencies unsatisfiable until they have been fixed. Again, please do
> > > not make them Build-Depend on 'libjpeg8-dev', or 'libjpeg-dev|libjpeg62-dev' or
> > > 'libjpeg-dev|libjpeg8-dev' or other combinaisons.  
> > 
> > Sorry, but that's *way* too messy. Why don't you answer the mails we
> > send you before sending something out to d-d-a? This single action
> > will delay the release of Squeeze for a couple of weeks.
> Which one ? I think I replied to every single mail from debian-release
> that deserved an answer.

Oh, any from last September like
<20090920193000.GJ26040@artemis.corp>. This would have told you why we
get programs crashing for funny reasons if one of the libaries isn't
versioned, and also how to do it properly.

> > I'm totally annoyed by the lack of coordination, generating
> > unnecessary work etc.
> So do I, in the other way. At least the email to d-d-a improved that,
> and I do not think following its recommendation can make anything worse.

You are only wasting everyones time, but I'm not going to argue about
that. I would really appreciate if you coordinate with us, and take
our recommendations serious.

> So I will state it a last time:
> I propose to upload the libjpeg6b source package that generate 
> libjpeg62 and libjpeg6b-dev (*not* libjpeg62-dev) and to upload 
> libjpeg8 source package that generate a libjpeg8-dev that provides
> both libjpeg62-dev and libjpeg-dev. 
> Do the release team want me to do that ?

We first want to have the crashes fixed. Which even might be an
rollback. After we have found out what do do, we can continue
discussing that.

This is the worst (or one of the worst) transitions I've ever seen
since I joined Debian.


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