Bug#684647: unblock: libcap2/1:2.22-1.2
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On Sun, 2012-08-12 at 14:49 +0200, Tobias Hansen wrote:
> Please unblock package libcap2.
> Version 1:2.22-1.1 adds multiarch support and 1:2.22-1.2 fixes a RC
> bug in 1:2.22-1.1.
> libcap2 has a lot of reverse dependencies, so it should better have
> multiarch support.
Actually, the number of reverse dependencies is more of a reason /not/
to make such changes, particularly during a freeze. The main reason I'm
not saying no straight away is that one of those reverse dependencies is
ia32-libs and there's a good chance that a number of the others have
already been successfully rebuilt against the multi-archified libraries,
given -1.1 was in unstable since May.
It would be helpful to know if any of the reverse dependencies haven't
yet been rebuilt against the new version.
One thing that does concern me - and I realise was raised in the
original libcap2 bug report - is the possibility of users with automatic
installation of recommends disabled upgrading from squeeze and losing
the split-out PAM module. libcap2-bin's r-depends are indeed very
small, but via gnome-keyring they transitively include gnome-core so
it's difficult to know how many people might be using the PAM module
without having explicitly installed libcap2-bin.