On Tue 15 Jan 2013 20:29:02 Andreas Beckmann escribió:
> Package: release.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> User: release.debian....@packages.debian.org
> Usertags: unblock
> 
> Hi,
> 
> since #669278: "Could not perform immediate configuration on
> 'phonon-backend-vlc'" was not fixable by removing the libqt4-dbus
> circular dependency, I'm suggesting again the re-introduction of
> phonon-backend-xine as a transitional package depending on
> phonon-backend-vlc. I tested some of the packages that are currently
> failing the squeeze2wheezy piuparts test with the above error and all
> upgrades went smooth once phonon-backend-xine was available again.
> 
> If this gets approved, I'll prepare a NMU and look for a sponsor.

Hi Andreas! We the qt-kde team, maintainers of the package, would like to 
avoid this approach.

We suspect it's a subtle bug somewhere else or a bug in apt. Sune was trying 
to get David Kalnischkies to help us in this.

In our opinion, the transitional package should be left as a last resort.

Reintroducing it may confuse users to think they have the xine backend 
installed, and we will receive lots of "it doesn't works" bugs, even if it's 
marked as a transitional package.

Of course, if no other fix can be achieved, then we will have no other choice.

Kinds regards, Lisandro.

-- 
Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
http://perezmeyer.com.ar/
http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/

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