[Oneiric-Foundations-Topic] networked client app updates

Rodney Dawes rodney.dawes at canonical.com
Tue Apr 26 18:51:47 UTC 2011


On Tue, 2011-04-26 at 20:09 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> John Rowland Lenton schreef op do 21-04-2011 om 18:23 [+0100]:
> > * recently we had to upgrade couchdb in lucid for replication to work,
> >   and the upgrade broke replication with the old version (which was the
> >   reason we needed to upgrade), as well as potentially breaking couch
> >   apps that only worked with the older version. What we ended up doing
> >   was putting the fix in backports as the less onerous of the
> >   non-world-breaking options we had. 
> 
> Wasn't it possible to make the new U1 client(s) depend on a new package
> 'couchdb-for-u1' (just an example name) which installs in a different
> location/namespace and doesn't interfere with the LTS version of it?

Possible? Probably. Easy? Certainly not. The difficulty in dealing with
a custom couchdb package, for only one stable release that's already out
there, was just not worth the trouble it would cause.

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