Bug#448648: gstreamer0.10-plugins-good: depends on libcdio6 which is not available

Vasilis Vasaitis v.vasaitis at sms.ed.ac.uk
Wed Oct 31 13:28:46 UTC 2007

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 02:07:13PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007, Vasilis Vasaitis wrote:
> >   Second, care to explain what all this reassigning is all about? Us
> > non-developers cannot really understand all this talk about bin-NMUs
> > etc., all we know is that the gstreamer0.10-plugins-good package is
> > uninstallable and leads to some very broken systems. Reassigning the
> > bugs and pretending that the problem does not exist does not make it
> > go away.
>  People who don't understand what's happening here should simply not run
>  unstable.  I know that sounds harsh, but the testing dist has been
>  built exactly to avoid such problems.  You're welcome to cherry pick
>  stuff out of unstable if you need them, I think that will give you a
>  better experience with Debian.

  I've been using unstable successfully for many years now, I don't
need the patronising thanks very much. And besides, how are you going
to have testing be relatively bug-free if you try to drive away from
unstable the users who actually care enough to report the bugs, so
that they can get fixed before the packages hit testing?

  Anyway, you didn't answer my question at all. All I see is this
package being uninstallable and its maintainers pointing fingers
elsewhere instead of fixing it. Now obviously from your point of view
you're doing the right thing, so it'd be nice if you could explain why
this is so instead of trying to avoid the subject altogether.


Vasilis Vasaitis
"A man is well or woe as he thinks himself so."

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