Bug#798341: [inkscape] impossible to install inkscape

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Tue Sep 22 14:19:36 UTC 2015

Am Dienstag, den 22.09.2015, 17:26 +0330 schrieb Tsu Jan:
> I'm not a new Debian user: when I said I removed deb-multimedia, I 
> implicitly meant I removed all its packages too, although I reinstalled 
> them after I realized deb-multimedia was innocent -- because I needed them.

Apart from the inkscape issue. Could you please tell us which packages
from d-m.o you really need? Because, you know, we have already
incorporated many of them into the official Debian archive and would
really like to know which ones are considered missing.

> I think you might know that the problem is deeper than Inkscape's case. 
> Several reports could be made for packages that aren't even remotely 
> related to deb-multimedia.

It's a bit unfortunate that Debian doesn't do mass rebuilds of all
packages, so transitions could happen "at once". Instead, packages are
rebuilt one after another, often after manual intervention, and thus
reach testing one after another, rendering packages in testing
uninstallable until other rebuilt packages follow...

> Last but not least, I like Debian and hope it won't have a fate like 
> that of Gnome3, although I see similarities in attitudes nowadays.

Not sure what you mean here. But raising the finger while being vague
about what features are considered missing (first paragraph) or what
issues are encountered with other packages (second paragraph) is
unfortunately not very helpful. :/

 - Fabian
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