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 Hutchings
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