On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On 02/13/2018 04:29 PM, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > I believe that we have had quite some testing already last time and I
> > would be surprised if we got many more RC bugs on dpkg that had to be fixed
> > on a short timeframe. I guess nobody can give you any assurance but
> > I'm sure that you can downgrade those bugs pointing to this discussion
> > and showing that this was part of the deal.
> If we break user systems we don't get to downgrade bugs on the basis
> that "we knew we were doing a half assed job with this transition".
> That's not part of the deal we're making with our users.

Granted, but RC bugs against dpkg does not translate into "break user
systems". I would be very surprised if we found out a tool using dpkg
--search that would break the system on which it is running because
it did not get an answer to a specific dpkg --search query.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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