[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#388616: Upgrade
frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Feb 21 14:57:10 CET 2007
Romain Beauxis <toots at rastageeks.org> wrote:
> Le mercredi 21 février 2007 12:54, Frank Küster a écrit :
>> To me that looks a bit more complicated than one would like, but still
>> quite manageable, and acceptable for fixing a RC bug in etch.
> Not that I don't see any solution, but I would prefer to correct this
> situation with the forthcoming 1.9 upgrade directly in the upgrade
Just that this would leave mediawiki1.7 in etch with that bug. Up to
now, the release managers have not said they would grant an etch-ignore
One more point to consider is that upgrading only affects people who
have used testing, since sarge didn't have the package. So a new
debconf question would be shown to people who should be somewhat used to
see english questions.
> All of this is based on my personal assumption that the RC bug is not that
> important since we took care that the configuration file is never overwrited,
> and added a README to warn the user, and the fact that I beleive it do not
> worth to add so much change to the actual package.
In other words, you fixed the weirdest misbehavior, and you documented
the persisting policy violation.
IMHO, it's still worth writing a real patch for this bug; however, I'd
like to have an opinion from the release team first.
 and in rather poor wording, I think: It's hard to understand the
README if you don't know the history and just assume that a
configuration file should be in /etc/
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)
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