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Bug#683323: unblock: python-apt/0.8.7

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 02:10:17PM +0300, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> ke, 2012-08-08 kello 01:50 +0200, Cyril Brulebois kirjoitti:
> > Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> (30/07/2012):
> > > Since the version of testing, this contains mostly bug fixes and
> > > many translation updates, but also (starting with 0.8.5) one new
> > > module (apt.auth) which is a cleaned up version of an internal
> > > software-properties module (and not used by any code in unstable
> > > AFAIK).
> > 
> > Then I'm not sure we need or want this new module in wheezy…
> Should this new module be rolled back and a new python-apt release
> produced just for Wheezy, then?

How about adding a warning to the module that it is experimental? I'd
like to avoid rolling back stuff we already have in newer. Otherwise,
we could upload a 0.8.8 with a disabled module as well, but that might
create problems later on with merging Ubuntu packages that depend on
python-apt (>= 0.8.5) and expect apt.auth to be there.

We could also create a release for testing, by branching off
unstable's 0.8.7, merging the changelog entries for 0.8.5, 0.8.6,
and 0.8.7 into, and removing apt.auth mentions, and disabling
or removing that module. But that is a bit more work. We could also
name as 0.8.4+wheezy1, but given that unstable is past 0.8.4
already, just using 0.8.4.X instead of 0.8.4+wheezyX seems a bit
Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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