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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Communication problem within packagers
  • From: Lubos Lunak <l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:55:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908180955.57205.l.lunak@xxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 18 of August 2009, David Haller wrote:
It's more about being able to look up "who might get hit by an
update".

Something like being able to notify dependent packagers... The deps
are all there. Being able to send a message like

"Hey all you guys that use this package, I'm gonna update to
version x.y.z. Be prepared. This update may be tricky.
Digestive-end-products might hit the air-moving-device. Set your
OBS-builds to disabled, run a testbuild with only one of them, or
preferrably a local build, once the update's done. File a bug as
usual to ... if the testbuild fails."

to all packagers of dependent packages (and only those), would be
quite nice to have.

I agree that being able to find this out would be nice, but it wouldn't help
in this case. If this would happen everytime, everybody would learn to ignore
these mails by the 50th one at the latest, which for some packages could be
within a month. Do people really care that much that libattr has been
upgraded from 2.4.43 to 2.4.44 and as a result most probably nothing
interesting happens at all?

That a minor version upgrade of a library broke some application is
unfortunate, but, assuming the developers of Boost are not a bunch of crazy
retards who do it just for the fun of it, it's simply a bug and that can
happen.

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