[Debichem-devel] RfC: Update of non-buildable packages (gchempaint/gnome-chemistry-utils/...)

LI Daobing lidaobing at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 15:36:51 UTC 2007

On 7/1/07, Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam at gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Because I now saw this several times, a short comment about this issue:
> When you update packages, that cannot be built at the moment
> (gchempaint/gnome-chemistry-utils) or are delayed for valuable reasons
> (openbabel) or are pre-releases (AFAIK garlic/garlic-doc) I would really
> recommend to not update the packaging files in unstable/. Consider the
> situation, that someone detects a crash in e.g. gchempaint. I have to
> fix it in the 0.6 tree, because I cannot package the 0.8 tree. But I now
> cannot do this, because unstable/ already contains updates to package
> 0.8. For these cases: Please (svn) copy the tree from unstable/ to
> experimental/ and begin to make your changes there. It's very easy to
> merge your changes back into the unstable tree, when packaging of the
> version in the experimental tree becomes possible.
> I will try to catch up on doing this at least for
> gchempaint/gnome-chemistry-utils today.

I thought in that case, it's very easy to copy the tagged one back.

LI Daobing

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