Re: Testing migration doesn't check build-depends?
* Filipus Klutiero (firstname.lastname@example.org) [080513 01:03]:
> Le May 12, 2008 07:32:54 am Alexander E. Patrakov, vous avez écrit :
> > Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> > > Yes, this is normal behaviour: britney (the testing migration script)
> > > doesn't check build-dependencies. I don't know if it is release-team
> > > intention to change this in the future or not, but it is how it's working
> > > right now.
> > Sorry for a stupid question, but how is it ensured in the Debian project
> > that all packages in stable are buildable in stable?
> The Debian project doesn't verify that. There are packages that FTBFS in
> stable. However, it's rare, because there are never large numbers of packages
> that FTBFS in testing to begin with.
The Debian project does verify it. That doesn't mean there are no bugs,
but they're clearly bugs. And, packages FTBFS in testing are tested and
either fixed or removed, that's why it's rare.
If you don't understand the way release management actually works (and
it does work), please just don't answer on mail to debian-release.
email@example.com isn't a discussion list but the role account of the
release team. It might be time to enforce that a bit more.