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On 09/11/2010 03:04 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> Or does the problem only occur if you mix keywords and ignore
I think that if a package doesn't work in a mixed environment, that
points to a likely dependency problem. Sooner or later there is a good
chance it will bite somebody.
Personally, I try to keep package dependencies correct. If a package in
unstable needs a library version in unstable, I depend on that version -
not on the library itself. Then we won't get burned in six months when
I forget all about this or am not around and things start going stable
in the wrong order.
Sure, if the issue is something really exotic maybe we should just say
"don't do that," but usually there is a better fix.
Personally I welcome these kinds of bugs, as they're the easiest way to
uncover non-obvious dependency issues that might otherwise make their
way into stable. Maybe we can't fix them all, but we ought not to just
dismiss them out of hand. I certainly wouldn't want to see the
bug-wranglers screening for them, for instance.