[Pkg-roundcube-maintainers] Bug#688634: roundcube-sqlite upgrade causes serious data-loss

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sat Mar 2 00:17:34 UTC 2013

Hello folks,

After reviewing the bug discussion, I believe the correct thing to do here
is to remove the roundcube-sqlite package from wheezy entirely.  That will
block an upgrade from squeeze by forcing the admin to realize that they
have to switch database backends, which is exactly the desired behavior
(since there's no automated conversion process available).  That's much
better than a release note, since it blocks the upgrade until the admin
decides what they want to do.

Having a transitional package only makes sense when there is an automated
transition available, and there isn't one here.  The admin is going to
have to take manual database actions, so we should fail the upgrade until
they've done that and are prepared for the transition.

Does that make sense?  Do you need any help preparing that for wheezy?

(Of course, in an ideal world there would be an automated upgrade process,
but we're too late in the release cycle to develop one now.)

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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