[Freewx-maint] Bug#588104: Bug#588104: Bug #588104

Ron ron at debian.org
Wed Feb 1 16:13:38 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 09:45:12PM +0100, Reiner Schmidt wrote:
> Well, as the latest version of this libs (without the removed one) breaks an 
> working program (dvdstyler) which I use quite often, it would be a good idea 
> to either inculde it again or (as already pointed out in an eralier post) 
> deliver it within an seperate package so the required lib is available and so 
> working application are not just leftover as broken.
> That no application within main debian migth need it now doesn't mean it 
> willnot be needed in future and as we have seen there are applications outside 
> debian which rely on it.
> Kind regards
> Reiner Schmidt

Since you already have to package other questionable software which isn't in
Debian to use this, claiming that this change "breaks a working program" seems
like a bit of a stretch.


That one application outside of Debian with some dubious dependencies requires
this doesn't mean it will be needed by anything else which has a future.

As you rightly point out, there are things which exist outside of Debian which
other people build for themselves.  If nobody cares enough about the wxMedia
wrappers to implement them sanely and maintain them, then that seems like the
perfect scope for them to exist in too.


Software with no active or interested upstream needs a more compelling proof
of usefulness than "I don't care enough to build it for myself either" ...



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