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Re: Broken deps in the stable release are not acceptable



On Fri, Dec 28, 2007 at 03:25:13PM -0400, Xavier Lamien wrote:
> 2007/12/28, Christoph Wickert <christoph wickert nurfuerspam de>:
> >
> > Raleigh, we have a problem...
> >
> > python-gammu, which is required by wammu, prevents users from updating
> > to the latest gammu release for several days now. It has already been
> > reported in Bugzilla, see
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426848 and - even more
> > interesting -
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425831
> 
> 
> I fallen on an broken deps on kernel-xen-devel during the update of my F-8
> release, why don't talk about too ?
> Its not the first time we have this kind of trouble.

This is the first time I've heard about broken deps with kernel-xen-devel - if
I'd known I would have ensured it got fixed. Please file a BZ if you hit this 
kind of problem because if no one reports it it'll never get fixed.

> I Agree this should not happen but, ask first why there is a broken deps on
> some packages and why this happen.

It is no great mystery. People are fallible & make packaging mistakes sometimes. 

The various automated scripts for sanity checking Fedora repos don't always 
catch every broken thing because they too are written by people who are fallible.
People testing new releases are the final sanity check & we rely on them to report
the problems they find in BZ otherwise they lie may undiscovered by the package
maintainer forever...

Dan
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