Control: retitle -1 libjs-bignumber: New version available upstream: 4.0.2 On 20-May-2017, Jonas Smedegaard wrote: > Quoting Pirate Praveen (2017-05-20 07:57:32) > > Most likely this was packaged as a dependency of another package > > and that package no longer needs it. > > Debian packages should be _maintained_, not only packaged. All > packages, not only topmost ones in dependency trees!
I agree with that. But I also agree with Praveen's point you omitted: On 20-May-2017, Pirate Praveen wrote: > node-bignumber is a dependency on node-mysql. Seems newer version of > node-mysql just work fine with the current node-bignumber. If we > have to update, we should make sure it does not break node-mysql. Both of these – incorporate new upstream versions, don't break dependent packages – are important facets of maintaining a Debian package. Sometimes these two important directions conflict. What should be done if the new upstream version breaks dependent packages without offering an upgrade path? -- \ “Only good questions deserve good answers.” —Oscar Wilde, _De | `\ Profundis_, 1897 | _o__) | Ben Finney <bign...@debian.org>
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