binary removals of unbuildable packages in lucid

Loïc Minier loic.minier at
Fri Apr 23 00:34:59 BST 2010

On Sat, Apr 03, 2010, Steve Langasek wrote:
> At UDS in Dallas, it was proposed that we run a round of removals of those
> binary packages in universe and multiverse from sources that fail to build in
> lucid, so that we would enter the LTS release clean and no users would wind
> up installing binary packages that it would be impossible for us to provide
> security support for.

 Question: what will happen if someone gives back these binaries in a
 future release and they build because e.g. a build-dep was fixed?  Wont
 this result in collisions in the filenames or confusion on end-user

Loïc Minier

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