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Bug#686054: unblock: msva-perl/0.9-1

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 05:10:59PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 00:29:42 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> > Package: release.debian.org
> > Severity: normal
> > User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
> > Usertags: unblock
> > 
> > Please unblock package msva-perl:
> > 
> > unblock msva-perl/0.9-1
> Considering the size of the changes and the absence of any reverse
> dependency I'm rather more tempted to remove msva-perl from wheezy at
> this point, sorry.

It seems to me this package has significant bugs, even in squeeze, as it
stands now. Sure, removing it will fix the problem from the release
teams' point of view, but I am not sure this will better serve our

It would be illogical, in my opinion, to remove msva-perl from wheezy
where the buggy version also exists in squeeze, as oppose to letting the
upstream fix through. We want the upgrade from squeeze to fix bugs, not
remove packages, and I think this is what version 0.9.1 will do for our

The new upstream release fixes those bugs and is fairly lightweight
compared to other gigantic software we will need to let through. I am
specifically thinking of packages like Iceweasel, Konqueror or
Evolution, which all have critical bugs filed against.

Furthermore, most of the changes in that diff are not new features but
actual bugfixes. The problems in the squeeze and wheezy versions were
not simple to fix and demanded a serious rethinking of the problem..

Please accept the unblock request, for all the Monkeysphere users, and
against the SSL Certificate Authorities cartel.



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