Bug#774889: removed packages not even part stable.... who's the maintainer?!

Andreas Henriksson andreas at fatal.se
Tue Feb 10 22:05:09 UTC 2015

Hello Andreas Beckmann!

Thanks for your followup.

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 02:05:06PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> > that debians official gdm3 package to *for all eternity* carry conflict
> > avoidance is in my point of view not a realistic and useful requirement.
> There is no need to carry this conflict for more than one stable release.

That's why *wheezy* shipped a gdm3 package with a Conflicts against gdm...

My guess is that it's very uncommon for someone to just install gdm alone.
You usually install something like gnome-core or similar, which will on
upgrade pull in gdm3 and get rid of the old gdm package. Real users should
thus not have gdm package around when upgrading to Jessie, but maybe
the release notes needs an improved description saying that people
should run aptitude and look over "Obsolete and Locally Created Packages"
before dist-upgrading.

Andreas Henriksson

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