[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#463039: why does octave3.0 provide: octave2.9?

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Tue Feb 5 12:50:03 UTC 2008

* Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2008-02-05 13:00]:

> Am Dienstag, den 05.02.2008, 12:22 +0100 schrieb Rafael Laboissiere:
> > * Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com> [2008-02-05 09:33]:
> > 
> > > I'm for the the dummy 2.9 package. It has the added advantage of getting
> > > rid of the "octave" package in a sensible way (we simply don't build it
> > > anymore). 
> > 
> > Okay, if there are no further objections, I will soon implement the dummy
> > 2.9 packages.  This means that we will have to use the infamous epoch again.
> Only for the octave2.9 packages, or do I misunderstand something?

I was thinking about having the octave3.0 source package produce the 2.9
packages.  The reason for that is that we are requiring the removal of 
octave2.9 from Debian.  Perhaps we should release the new dummy octave2.9
right now and ask for the removal only after the release of lenny.  This
will ensure a better upgrade for the users of testing.

Would this be okay?


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