Bug#714409: This bug still bites
grezql at galexander.org
Tue Sep 10 12:52:39 UTC 2013
Control: severity -1 grave
You are wrong. Debian is very good about supporting an indefinite
upgrade path. It is *the* useful feature of Debian. I have been using
Debian since 0.93rc6 and I have only re-installed from scratch once in
that entire time period. I have this debate with about one package
maintainer per year, and I always win because "thou shalt not wedge
apt" is a core Debian community value!
Learn how to use the dependency system correctly. Then you will be in a
position of superiority and you can lecture me about bug tracking
etiquette. If you look at the history of this bug, internal Debian
project members were just as irate as I am at the lack of compatibility
and raised the severity in the same manner, but then they were talked
down as part of a misguided rush to release. The release cycle is not
the dominant goal of Debian maintenance!
On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 11:40:52PM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Fact is, that Debian only supports upgrades from one release to another.
> If you are using a dpkg version from pre-wheezy, you're on your own.
> We can be nice and add an explicit versioned dependency, but mixing
> versions like this is a/ not supported b/ not a good idea.
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