On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:44:57 +0200 Vincent Bernat <ber...@debian.org> wrote: > â¦ 8 octobre 2016 13:05 CEST, Evgeni Golov <evg...@debian.org>Â : > > >> > > But all-in-all, what matters is the dependency, as there were no > >> > > changes > >> > > since 2013 (4.1+Debian10), and Jessie has 4.1+Debian13. > >> > > >> > Just to be clear, are you suggesting that the version part should be > >> > dropped? > >> > >> It's a political question. My nitpicker side favours precise dependencies > >> (because we can), but my realistic side admits lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian13 > >> will > >> be available for all packages which will see changes following the lintian > >> warning. > >> > >> If we can, and we can, we should have precise dependencies instead of > >> 'available in stable'; it helps downstreams as well. > > > > I kind of agree. Just adding the >= 3.0-6 dep all over Debian is not really > > needed. > > For downstreams, well, can't lintian have profiles for them and thus emit > > slightly > > different suggestions, if the downstreams actually still have such an > > old lsb-base? > > Ubuntu Precise also has a recent-enough version of lsb-base. Putting a > version is extra work because it may need to be updated. We put 3.0-6, > then we have to update to 3.2-14 for status_proc. Then we discover there > may be people with backports so we update to 3.2-14~. This makes a lot > of people in Debian work for people that do not exist (those with > distributions older than oldoldstable that install packages from > unstable or those from old derived distributions that install packages > From unstable).
I would prefer having the version requirement dropped as well. It seem rather pointless when even oldstable has a newer version. Aside from this issue: Should we handle packages differently which ship native systemd service files? You might boot with sysvinit or use /etc/init.d/foo <action> which needs the redirection from the lsb hook, but is that common enough with systemd being our default init system to warrant a hard dependency? -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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