[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#774867: Bug#774867: lirc: diff for NMU version 0.9.0~pre1-1.2

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Sun Jan 18 00:20:14 UTC 2015

On Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:03:36 +0100, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:

> On Saturday 17 January 2015, gregor herrmann wrote:
> > I've prepared an NMU for lirc (versioned as 0.9.0~pre1-1.2) and
> > uploaded it to DELAYED/2. Please feel free to tell me if I
> > should delay it longer.
> First of all, I acknowledge the NMU - thanks a lot, go ahead as you 
> wish, but...

> I don't object to the patch, but it doesn't really help with this bug.
> The bug itself only happens when dist-upgrading from squeeze to wheezy,
> neither wheezy, jessie or wheezy-->jessie upgrades are affected at all,
> so fixing this bug in jessie doesn't help any squeeze user who's just 
> now starting to look at dist-upgrading to wheezy at all. 

I thought the same too, when looking at the bug, but my tests were
quite interesting:
- squeeze chroot, lirc-x installed
- updated to wheezy - here the bug occurs
- updated to jessie with the patched package: here the problem gets

So my conclusion is that the fix does help people who upgraded from
squeeze (but it's indeed not necessary for people who install(ed)
only the wheezy or jessie version).

> Therefore I'm curious, what is your plan with this bugfix?
> Asking the release team for a jessie unblock doesn't really meet the
> unblock criteria anymore, as the bug doesn't affect jessie nor wheezy
> to jessie dist-upgrades (actually, had this bug been reported and fixed
> in time before the wheezy release, I would have already removed this 
> kind of pre-wheezy upgrade support from the packages intended for 
> jessie).

I'll let Jonathan answer this question; but since he uploaded the
same fix I'd assume that the release team will unblock the package :)

> This piuparts mass bug filing imho would have better concentrated on 
> just wheezy to jessie issues, rather than murkying the waters by 
> including squeeze-->wheezy issues as well, that ship has sailed long
> time ago.

I'm also a bit ambivalent about the value of those
squeeze->wheezy->jessie upgrade tests where many issues just can't be
fixed anymore. But unless I'm confusing something in my test setup,
this is a case where a fix in jessie "repairs" a problem introduced


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