Remove conditional dependencies on non-existant zope-versions
kobold at kobold.it
Wed Dec 20 15:04:45 UTC 2006
* 2006-12-20 15:35, Stefan Huehner wrote:
> i've notivced that several zope-packages specify conditional
> dependencies on i.e. zope2.8 which is not (any longer) in the archive.
> Some digging reveals that these deps are written by dh_installzope based
> on a version-list included in this script and the information from the
> 'debian/dzprodudct':Zopeversions fields of each package.
This is true and intentional: all these conditional dependencies (or at
least the ones written by dh_installzope) are sorted in a reverse order
so the last major Zope release is always the first of the chain. I see
no reason to avoid such a dependencies, especially considering that there
are Debian users which still have zope2.8 or zope2.7 installed and in use
because of some incompatibilities between their custom products and newer
It is up to the maintainer to manually modify dzproduct files in order
specify the minimum Zope version required in order to use the product, and
I don't think that extra conditional dependencies can hurt anything but
instead they could be really useful for backported (or just old) Zope
> -my @zope_versions = ('2.6', '2.7', '2.8', '2.9', '2.10', '3');
> +my @zope_versions = ('2.9', '2.10', '3');
I'm still running zope2.8 from sarge-backports on one of my sarge systems.
Such a change will render dzhandle not usable after upgrade to etch.
Fabio Tranchitella http://www.kobold.it
Free Software Developer and Consultant http://www.tranchitella.it
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