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Auto-Removals from Testing and SolydXK

Postby zerozero » 02 Nov 2013 15:12

The recent (bad) surprise with the amd/ati drivers [here] is (probably) the first of several because of the new auto-removal policy from testing that debian adopted recently

in short what does this mean?
all the packages with release-critical bugs [r-c bugs count] that are not considered key packages or won't impact other packages with reverse dependences will be automatically removed from the testing suite

as i see it the goal is simple:
  • "force" the developers/maintainers to fix the bugs if they want the package to stay in debian (or to return)
  • have a release latter next year without bugs.
this message (from 2005!!) about the same subject is a lot more clear [here] (and we were not talking about automatic removals back then)

fglrx was removed and the hint #20131001 was effective on the 6th

Code: Select all

# 20131001; done 20131006
age-days 2 xorg/1:7.7+4
remove xf86-video-omapfb/
remove xserver-xorg-video-apm/1:1.2.3-3 xserver-xorg-video-ark/1:0.7.5-1 xserver-xorg-video-chips/1:1.2.4-2 xserver-xorg-video-glint/1:1.2.7-1 xserver-xorg-video-i128/1:1.3.5-1 xserver-xorg-video-i740/1:1.3.2-4 xserver-xorg-video-newport/1:0.2.3-2 xserver-xorg-video-rendition/1:4.2.4-3 xserver-xorg-video-s3/1:0.6.3-5 xserver-xorg-video-s3virge/1:1.10.4-5 xserver-xorg-video-sis/1:0.10.4-1 xserver-xorg-video-suncg14/1:1.1.1-5 xserver-xorg-video-suncg3/1:1.1.1-5 xserver-xorg-video-suncg6/1:1.1.1-5 xserver-xorg-video-suntcx/1:1.1.1-5 xserver-xorg-video-sunleo/1:1.2.0-5 xserver-xorg-video-tga/1:1.2.1-4 xserver-xorg-video-tseng/1:1.2.4-3 xserver-xorg-video-voodoo/1:1.2.4-2
age-days 3 xserver-xorg-video-qxl/0.1.0-2.1 xserver-xorg-video-sunffb/1:1.2.2-1
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-r128/6.9.1-1 xserver-xorg-video-sisusb/1:0.9.6-2
age-days 9 xserver-xorg-video-fbdev/1:0.4.4-1
age-days 9 xf86-video-glamo/0.0.0+20110719.gitcb9ed170-1
age-days 9 xserver-xorg-video-ivtvdev/1.1.2-2
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-neomagic/1:1.2.8-1
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-openchrome/1:0.3.3-1
age-days 6 xserver-xorg-video-savage/1:2.3.7-2
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion/1:1.7.7-2
age-days 3 xserver-xorg-video-tdfx/1:1.4.5-1
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-trident/1:1.3.6-2
age-days 3 xserver-xorg-video-vmware/1:13.0.1-2
remove fglrx-driver/1:13.4-3 boinc/7.2.14+dfsg-1 boinc-app-seti/7.00~svn1933-1 boinc-app-milkyway/0.18d-4
remove nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-96xx/96.43.23-7 nvidia-settings-legacy-96xx/96.43.20-2
age-days 8 xf86-video-msm/1.0.1+git20100122.5f7df591-4
age-days 7 xserver-xorg-video-nv/1:2.1.20-2
remove fglrx-legacy-driver/
remove xvba-video/0.8.0-8
right now the packages hinted for removal (as far as i can see) are listed here
this (debian testing changes) might (in this situation) be also be useful
bliss of ignorance

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