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Re: Proposed removal of packages with long-standing FTBFS failures



On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 09:06:28AM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-05 at 11:59 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > djvulibre-devel is a BuildRequires for evince. 
> > If you remove djvulibre, evince will become unbuildable.
> 
> Then perhaps you or somebody from your team should work on this package.
> If we have to do a chained rebuild for various reasons, evince would
> fail due to this package not building first.

This is precisely why we need the FTBFS package list to show the list
of dependant packages which will also be removed. You can't expect
every package maintainer to recursively trace back all the deps of
their packages to see if they might happen to be hit by removal of
one of these.

Daniel
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