[maemo-developers] Repositories mess: conclusions and actions

From: Nick Phillips nwp at nz.lemon-computing.com
Date: Mon Nov 12 00:32:53 EET 2007
On 12/11/2007, at 11:21 AM, Graham Cobb wrote:

> I don't think I agree.  I am concerned about what will happen when  
> V4.1 is
> issued.  For Bora I currently build my packages against 3.0 so that  
> all
> releases of Bora can be supported.  I would expect that the same  
> thing would
> happen with Chinook: packages should normally be built against the  
> oldest
> libraries that will work and which do not conflict with the latest  
> libraries.
> Otherwise users may experience unexpected (and partial) upgrades of  
> base
> system components due to installing an application.  Will Nokia  
> test all
> possible combinations of partial OS upgrades when 4.1 comes out?
> This is a complex issue which also requires some further thought  
> from the
> point of view of autobuilder requirements.

As I wrote a while ago, I'd recommend people interested in this check  
out Debian policy (http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/) and  
Ubuntu's equivalent (not sure where you'd find that), and see how and  
why Debian and Ubuntu deal with these things. There are differences  
(e.g. Debian requires a binary on one arch to be uploaded, while  
Ubuntu allows/prefers autobuilding for all), but there should also be  
some issues that are pretty firmly resolved one way or the other.



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