Debian "sid" users beware of the dpkg 1.16.2 upload
Posted Mar 14, 2012 2:46 UTC (Wed) by geofft
Parent article: Debian "sid" users beware of the dpkg 1.16.2 upload
As LWN has reported just a few days ago, Guillem has been pretty conservative about the multiarch dpkg branch, and about the released code based on that branch that's been running in Ubuntu. He's claiming that in addition to the version in experimental, all recent Ubuntu dpkg versions are also likely to exhibit massive breakage. I haven't been following the story (and certainly not the code) closely enough to determine whether he's right, or this is FUD.
He may well have a point and nobody knows the dpkg code better than he does, but there's been a lot of lack of transparency in how this branch was going to play out, and I generally trust the Ubuntu folks who snapshotted this branch to have been competent at code-reviewing it too.
But, in short, "Debian 'sid' users beware" is an incomplete summary of the claim in this article; "all Ubuntu Natty, Oneiric, and Precise users and all future users of those releases beware" is even more strongly claimed.
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