[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#670892: octave: octave.postinst failure after install, purge, and reinstall
rafael at laboissiere.net
Tue May 8 06:20:27 UTC 2012
* Sébastien Villemot <sebastien.villemot at ens.fr> [2012-05-07 22:43]:
> Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> writes:
> > On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 01:08:22AM -0400, Mike Miller wrote:
> >> Package: octave
> >> Version: 3.6.1-4
> >> Severity: normal
> >> The following sequence results in octave being uninstallable due to postinst
> >> failure. Assume no octave packages installed initially:
> > Sébastien, is there any reason to not upload a new octave version with
> > your patch for 670892? I don't see any, but maybe I am missing
> > something.
> The only reason is that the release of 3.6.2 was announced to happen
> soon, so I was waiting a little. But there seems to be some delay, so we
> can upload this fix right now.
> Also, we should probably upload a new octave-pkg-dev with the latest
> changes by Rafael.
> I will do both uploads tomorrow unless asked otherwise.
Okay with me.
> Following the advice of Julien Cristau, we should probably start NMUing
> the packages blocking the removal of octave3.2. I can't help much since
> Rafael already created the patches and I can't upload NMUs alone.
I think that we should go down the following road:
1) Ask for the removal of the octave3.2* package from testing and
2) Change the severity level of all blocking bugs to "serious".
3) NMU the the packages.
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