On Fri, Jun 12, 1998 at 02:54:39PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > On Fri, Jun 12, 1998 at 10:00:59AM -0400, tmancill wrote: > > I've RTFM and don't really find reference to what happens after a package > > upload and the announcement email. Partly, I'm just interested in what > > happens, but I'd also like to know about the process of getting a package > > into stable. (The 2 packages I've adopted were both in "unstable".) > > Well once you upload the package (assuming it is going into unstable) AFAIK > it sits in incoming until it gets moved into unstable and becomes part of > debain unstable (that is of course unless something causes it not to be > accpted but generally for unstable that shouldn't be a problem) > > As for stable...you can upload into stable instead of unstable. If you do this > it will sit in incomming until it gets rejected...which never gets it actually > into stable. > > AFAIK the ONLY time you can upload into stable and have it go in is if it > is basically a crittical fix (ie it closes a security hole) > > The proper way to get your packages into "Stable" is to upload into unstable. > Work on them..upload.. then evenrtually Stable becomes frozen...then your > packages are in frozen instead of unstable. Then wait as little while longer > and (barring major problems that have to be fixed) frozen eventually becomes > "stable" > > And through this progression your packages go into stable :) > of course this is all just how I understand it. > so to sumerise my understanding: > 1) all NEW packages AND new versions, fixes, etc of packages go into unstable > by default. As far as I know, you have to specify which distribution the package should go into in the changes file, and there is no default. > 2) ONLY security fixes and other MAJOR fixes (ie fixing bugs that may cause > major filesystem corruption etc) go into stable There is also a directory called bo-unstable on the ftp site. I forgot how to upload into that, but it is for fixed packages that are not important enough to go into bo itself.
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