Bug#994275: Reverting breaking changes in debianutils

Sean Whitton spwhitton at spwhitton.name
Tue Nov 2 00:29:09 GMT 2021


On Fri 29 Oct 2021 at 09:57AM +02, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> I have sympathy with your reasoning and I can certainly relate to things
> that we did 20 years ago, where we happily broke unstable after a release
> but we have changed.
> Yes, on some aspects we have become more conservative. I certainly wish
> to change that, but not by going backwards, but by providing new avenues
> to experiment and make large-scale changes without breaking unstable/testing.

I'd like to express disagreement with the characterisation that breaking
unstable/testing more often for the sake of making major changes would
always count as going backwards.

Of course we should be exploring the new avenues that you mention.  But
becoming more willing to break unstable/testing than we are at present
might also be good for our project.

Sean Whitton
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