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Re: Broken deps in the stable release are not acceptable

On 28.12.2007 20:34, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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

Well, the EPEL report (the second one) has not much in common with the
Fedora report. Just coincidence afaics.

>> 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. 

Agreed, but...

> 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.

...there are afaik no scripts that would have detected such a problem,
and that's not good (tm), lead to this specific problem and IMHO should
be fixed. A simple diff between the old and the new provides send to the
gammu owner my mail might have told him "hmm, maybe other packages
depend on that .so file; I should check this with repoquery before I
push this to stable"; that might have helped to solve the problem in time.

The second big problem: why wasn't this reported earlier? Does nobody
use updates-testing? Or did non of the updates-testing users report the
problem? Part of this problem maybe: where is the best place to report
such issue these days: bodhi comment or bug entry in bugzilla?


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