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Re: Broken deps in the stable release are not acceptable

Am Freitag, den 28.12.2007, 21:23 +0100 schrieb Thorsten Leemhuis:
> 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.

You are correct, I did not look carefully enough. But IMO it's the same
problem, no matter if it is libGammu.so.1 or libGammu.so.2.

> >> 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?

As Kevin and me already wrote this update went directly to stable

> Part of this problem maybe: where is the best place to report
> such issue these days: bodhi comment or bug entry in bugzilla?

Not sure what is better, but in this case there has been both: two
comments in bodhi and two comments in the bugzilla bugs.
> Cu
> knurd


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