[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#449440: severity is important

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Tue Nov 6 06:17:35 UTC 2007

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

>>     a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a package, without
>>     rendering it completely unusable to everyone.
> Precisely, that's what it does.

No, definitely not.  The package is perfectly usable in the distribution
it is intended for.  You can not blame a package to be unusable in a
different distribution it was not intended for.

> If that's so I would like to withdraw from Testing.

Even this would not help.  Reuploading to unstable and then
testing would lead to the consequence that you have to rebuild the
package with the current building tools.  The effect would be that
even would stop working on Etch.  What you can do is to pick
a package from


> I don't in the least ask for a new version of GNUmed in
> Debian/Stable. First of all I ask for a consistent
> explanation of why gnumed-client cannot be installed
> into a Stable system while can.

Because a package depends from the python-support version it was
compiled against.

> The only dependancy change between those two versions was
> #447405 which removed python-pgsql and added
> python-psycopg2.
> Would that be the reason ?


> If so I wish to revert that fix because it worked before
> that - the fix was merely cosmetic.

As I said, that would not help.

Kind regards



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