[csw-pkgsubmissions] newpkgs cups

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Thu Dec 9 21:10:21 CET 2010

In the spirit of getting old "stalled" packages moving, I'm revisiting
cups as well :)

I'm putting my reply back on the pkgsubmissions list, because this
reply is not about general policy, but about an issue quite specific
to libcups.

To give a BRIEF recap, my primary concern was over the potential
conflicts in the future, between the existing packages


and what will happen in the future when "cups" finally reached version 2.
My concern was that we might potentially have need of an older
'libcups' package, and a newer
"libcups2" package, to allow the newer version to also exist.
except we already have a ''libcups2" package for the specific shared
library package.

Now that I looked at the package set with a fresh head, I realized
that the "libcups" is marked as a "transitional" package. it's not
supposed to be promoted indefinately. So even if cups reached version
2, we would not create a newer version of it.
Therefore, I dont see a potential for conflict any more.
Therefore, I shall release the package set. hopefully today.

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