[Python-modules-team] Bug#771794: pip silently removes/updates system provided python packages

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Tue Dec 2 21:54:37 UTC 2014

> On Dec 2, 2014, at 4:47 PM, Scott Kitterman <debian at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 02, 2014 04:15:05 PM Donald Stufft wrote:
> ...
>> I have another question. If we fix this in the upcoming pip 6 release what
>> is the chances of getting an exception for pip 6 in the freeze? If I can
>> solve the problem in pip proper and keep the delta between different
>> platforms smaller I can juggle around priorities and push the other big
>> ticket thing I was working on till another release.
> ...
> The deadline for getting Important (i.e. not Serious/Grave/Critical) bug fixes 
> unblocked for Jessie is December 5th (that's uploaded to Debian and the 
> release team has reviewed and unblocked it).
> Unless the next release is ~nothing but fixes for important/release critical 
> bugs, the chance is approximately zero.
> Scott K

This bug is marked “Serious” right? So if I understand correctly a new version
isn’t acceptable, even to fix a Serious issue, unless it only fixes items that
are allowed within whatever phase the release process is in?

Donald Stufft
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