Broken dependencies in Fedora 11 - 2009-08-20
jwboyer at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 18:49:20 UTC 2009
On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 08:13:34PM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Sorry but the fail here is 100% on bodhi's side , why does a single
>> package obsolete a complete group update?
>> That is just broken, and this example clearly showed it.
>It's broken (we've had some fun with that with the KDE grouped updates too,
>we learned to be careful about what we push when), but a maintainer should
>know how to use our tools, which includes being aware of their limitations.
I use bodhi every day. I have yet to find all it's limitations. There are
known limitations that aren't even documented. I think it's a bit far
reaching to say that maintainers should just know, when there is no good way
for them to know without either reading the code or excessive use.
>Double-checking things both before and after filing an update (e.g. checking
>before filing the new update request) definitely can't hurt (I always do
>that), and it will help avoiding issues you don't even know about, or at
>least catching them earlier than 2 months after the fact (as happened here).
That's decent advice, but it will not catch quite a number of the problems
that we see come up.
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