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Re: Accepted emacs 1:26.1+1-3.2 (source amd64 all) into unstable, unstable




Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 02:51:45PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:

>> Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> > I'm really not sure this is a sensible approach. Usually we try to get
>> > rid off transitional packages, not to add new ones???!
>> 
>> ... s.t. we can finally drop the transitional packages that were
>> introduced in buster for buster +1
>
> as long as that happens... and I guess it also doesnt matter whether we
> have 200 or 203 transitional packages in Buster after all

For what it's worth, while I agree that we don't really "have to"
provide the older transition packages for the ancient versions, I also
agree that they're fairly trivial, and if they're not otherwise trouble,
I think Andreas' plan seems sound.

i.e. it may help some people avoid weird breakage, doesn't cost us much,
and is something we can drop in the not too distant future if/when we
like -- and after we do, I suspect we'll be a lot less likely to see
random bugs filed about strange breakages caused by old vestigial
packages, and we can be a lot more confident when we decide we want to
pursue the code cleanups Andreas has mentioned.

Thanks for the help.
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Rob Browning
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