On Fri, 2009-06-19 at 11:26 +0100, Greg Stark wrote: > I don't think this is the right way to go about changing interfaces > between packages in Debian. > > > The correct way to go about this is to propose a new packaging policy > that packages use the sysfs interface. When that's approved then issue > bug reports against all packages using the old interface. Then when > all or most of those packages have switched to the new interface > release a package which disables the old interface.
The correct way is for upstream to announce the change in feature-removal-schedule.txt, which they did 2 years ago. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance. - Robert Coveyou
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