[Pkg-zope-developers] Re: Removal request for old zope packages

Fabio Tranchitella kobold at debian.org
Sun Nov 20 20:53:37 UTC 2005

On dom, 20 nov 2005, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> Why isn't the canonical zope version simply called 'zope' here? If I'd
> remove zope, there will be no 'zope' package anymore for people to install.

Well, in my opinion having no 'zope' package is a good thing: zope
development is focused on two branches (zope2.x and zope3) so at least two
packages will have to coexists. When sarge has been released, zope2.7 was
the 'default' zope version, and now it could probably removed in favour of
zope2.8, but there are *a lot* of differences between them (read: the Five

Another point is that often there is no upgrade path between zope major
releases (between 2.7 and 2.8, for example), and having separated packages
could be handy in these situations.

So, as zope maintainer and *user* I really would prefer to not have a 
'zope' package but rather install a zopeX one, where X is the release I 
want to use.

> So, in short, I'd really really prefer to have just one single zope
> version in Debian, rather than multiple.

I think this would be a bad thing for zope users and developers.

> That are separate things, and I'd like to have those orphaned bugreports
> reassigned to ftp.debian.org so I can deal with them.

I'll reassign them to ftp.debian.org.


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