[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#774867: Fwd: Re: Bug#774867: lirc-x: unhandled symlink to directory conversion: /usr/share/doc/PACKAGE

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann s.L-H at gmx.de
Sun Jan 18 01:05:21 UTC 2015

[ Just as reference, as this previous mail doesn't appear to have 
  reached bugs.d.o either ('thanks' to changes in my provider's 
  smarthost configuration) ]

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Subject: Re: [Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#774867: lirc-x: unhandled symlink to directory conversion: /usr/share/doc/PACKAGE
Date: Friday 09 January 2015
From: "Stefan Lippers-Hollmann" <s.L-H at gmx.de>
To: 774867 at bugs.debian.org


On Thursday 08 January 2015, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Package: lirc-x
> Version: 0.9.0~pre1-1.1
> Severity: serious
> User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
> Usertags: piuparts
> This was observed on the following upgrade paths:
>   squeeze -> wheezy -> jessie

This affects only the <=squeeze --> wheezy upgrade path. Considering 
that upgrades skipping a stable release aren't formally supported and 
generally don't work, it does not affect >=jessie anymore, even though 
both wheezy and jessie share the same version of lirc.

With squeeze being EOL for over half a year by now (disregarding the
more server centric, rather inofficial LTS efforts) and lirc being a
predominantly desktop/ multimedia centric package, with no actual user
report about this particular issue so far, I'd tend not to touch this
problem for wheezy anymore - and jessie isn't affected either way. 

> 2m28.1s ERROR: FAIL: silently overwrites files via directory symlinks:
>   /usr/share/doc/lirc-x/NEWS.Debian.gz (lirc-x) != /usr/share/doc/lirc/NEWS.Debian.gz (lirc)
>     /usr/share/doc/lirc-x -> lirc
>   /usr/share/doc/lirc-x/changelog.Debian.gz (lirc-x) != /usr/share/doc/lirc/changelog.Debian.gz (lirc)
>     /usr/share/doc/lirc-x -> lirc
>   /usr/share/doc/lirc-x/copyright (lirc-x) != /usr/share/doc/lirc/copyright (lirc)
>     /usr/share/doc/lirc-x -> lirc

While the bug itself is definately serious/ RC for wheezy, I'd tend to
consider this problem wontfix for wheezy at this stage[1] and not-a-bug
for jessie - can you agree with this evaluation?

	Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

[1]	it does affect dist-upgrades from squeeze to wheezy
	it does not affect fresh installations of wheezy
	it does not affect dist-upgrades from wheezy to jessie
	it does not affect fresh installations of jessie
	it won't affect dist-upgrading from jessie upwards to stretch+
	as such, I don't think a bugfix for this would meet the unblock 
	criteria for jessie at this point of the freeze, but with wheezy
	and jessie sharing the same version of lirc, any change for wheezy
	would also require an update for jessie.

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