[Debichem-devel] Bug#843141: Bug#843141: Bug#843141: src:ga hijacked libga-dev from another package
mbanck at debian.org
Sat Nov 12 22:36:27 UTC 2016
On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 12:20:34AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 10:56:43PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 01:11:16PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 12:37:30PM +0200, Graham Inggs wrote:
> > > > On 4 November 2016 at 11:47, Adrian Bunk <bunk at stusta.de> wrote:
> > > > > libga-dev in Debian is built from of src:galib since 2008,
> > > > > but due to its higher version number src:ga has hijacked
> > > > > this package (likely not intentionally).
> > Ouch. I have to admit I probaby didn't check when I packaged it, but I'm
> > surprised ftp-master didn't catch it, either.
> How could they catch it?
When they process NEW, check whether any of the NEW packages already
> Binary packages move between source packages all the time,
> and src:ga might just be a new version or fork of src:galib
Well, might be, but in that case the description and/or copyright could
get reviewed. They review the copyright quite thoroughly for licensing
But anyway, we digress.
> > > > src:galib seems unmaintained since then, was orphaned in 2012
> > > > (#674871), and removed from testing in July 2016 (due to #812053).
> > > >
> > > > Would an option here be to just RM src:galib?
> > > >...
> > >
> > > this is not an option, since that would upgrade jessie users of
> > > libga-dev to a completely unrelated package.
> > As libga-dev ships three different libs anyway, one option would be to
> > rename it to "ga-libs-dev", how does that sound? The other option would
> > be "libglobalarrays-dev".
> > Thoughts?
> Part of the problem is that both ship a libga
That part should be fixed by Conflicts, methinks. But yeah, good point.
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