Re: MBF: please drop transitional dummy package foo (if they were part of two releases or more)
- Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:49:37 +0100
- From: Colin Watson <cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: MBF: please drop transitional dummy package foo (if they were part of two releases or more)
On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 09:27:25PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> I'm doing an small mass bug filing against obsolete transitional packages
> which are at least marked "dummy transitional" since the jessie release,
> though many of them existed already in wheezy. I think it's rather undoubtful
> those are normal bugs we want to get rid off.
Thanks for raising this.
> I'm currently undecided whether I think it's useful to file wishlist bugs
> against transitional dummy packages which only are that since stretch. What do
> you think?
I probably wouldn't bother. Although the project doesn't formally
support skip-upgrades, a fair few maintainers probably do so informally.
> Probably it's more useful to file wishlist bugs against packages
> depending on those… or should those be normal severity?
Normal sounds reasonable to me.
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx>
> openssh (U)
There are some subtleties. Filed as https://bugs.debian.org/878626.
> parted (U)
This is blocked on reverse-dependencies. I've filed:
... and ideally we'd also fix:
Colin Watson [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]