[Pkg-octave-devel] Lenny release goals for the DOG
rafael at debian.org
Sun Mar 2 21:27:15 UTC 2008
* Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2008-03-02 20:24]:
> Now, it might be the case that a software doesn't really care which
> version of Octave it is using (if you have only trivial .m files, for
> example). In this case, depending on "octave" is sufficient. Everybody
> else decides on the version for himself, please.
I think that the main concern here is about the end-user having to choose
between the different versions available. It has been argued that "apt-get
install octave" should always install the recommended version of Octave. By
chance, this is the case right now, because "octave" is a dummy package
provided by the octave2.9 source package that depends on octave2.9, which is
a dummy package depending on octave3.0.
Now, what will happen when octave2.9 will be dropped from sid and the lenny
users will do "apt-get install octave"? Since "octave" will be a virtual
package provided by both octave2.1 and octave3.0 (and eventually octave3.1),
which one of those will be installed?
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