Philipp Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> (08/02/2012): > On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 08:30:47AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote: > > Regarding squeeze: Could somebody give some reasons for refusing an > > additional field in the Packages files? It is hard to cope with "it > > is unlikely". A yes or no would be more helpful to find a > > reasonable decision for the UDD importer. > > It possibly breaks stuff. Like tasksel. Sadly there are many > implicit assumptions in a release, hence we're not switching on any > new features in Packages/Sources/Contents post-release. One recent example of stable-related collateral damage is the addition of InRelease files. And even that shouldn't have happened©®™ given squeeze was supposed not to be affected! We ended up having to perform stable updates to cope with it. Mraw, KiBi.
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