[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#596283: Freeze exception: shadow / possible cron update?
svenjoac at gmx.de
Tue Sep 21 10:58:36 UTC 2010
On 2010-09-21 11:49 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 19:10:50 +0200, Christian Kastner wrote:
>> On 09/19/2010 06:21 PM, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> > On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 17:21:38 +0200, Christian Kastner wrote:
>> >> Assuming that #596283 will be fixed by a -2 release of shadow, I was
>> >> wondering whether the Release Team would like a cron -115 as well, with
>> >> this feature removed from /etc/cron.daily/standard.
>> > Sounds reasonable. I'm not sure introducing yet more 'Breaks' is
>> > necessary though. The worst case if you're using new cron and old
>> > shadow is your stuff isn't backed up, right?
>> That is correct. However, that worst case -- however unlikely -- might
>> be severe enough to warrant the Breaks:. I'm therefore tending towards
>> the latter, but will leave the final call up to you.
> I guess the other option is to leave both backups in place for squeeze,
> and remove the one from cron later. A bit confusing to have those files
> backed up from 2 places, but no harm other than that. I think I'd like
> that more than Breaks...
How about letting cron depend on the new passwd package instead of
breaking the old? ISTM this would have been the better action for
#541415 as well.
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