GetDeb Project

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Tue Oct 16 23:06:37 UTC 2007

João Pinto napisał(a):
>>I note that you are distributing gnucash 2.2.1 for Feisty:
> Possible causes:
> - We have packaged it before it was available on backports
> - We missed to verify that it was on backports, or for some odd reason
> we decided to publish it knowing that it was already available on
> backports, regardless of the reason,  it was great for those more than
> 500 users that installed it from getdeb, if we did some duplicated work,
> bad luck for us, getdeb.

Backports is sometimes not a proper solution, because it causes upgrade
to all the newest versions of a lot of packages. For example, if user
wants to upgrade amarok but not kopete, he can do it using GetDeb, but
he cannot do it using backports (forget package pinning/repository
priorities, it is in no way intuitive and cannot be done by "average

Just my 2c.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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