Stable update for FTBFS bug?
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I'm writing in regards to bug 612914. In a nutshell,
libfinance-quotehist-perl 1.14 FTBFS in stable due to faulty unit tests
that are run during the build process.
This bug if fixed in libfinance-quotehist-perl 1.16 in testing/unstable.
The only changes in 1.16 are the fixes to the unit tests.
I'm being told that this bug needs to be fixed in a stable update, but I
don't see anything in section 5.5.1 of the developer's reference to
imply that a FTBFS bug by itself merits a stable update. The package
works fine aside from the FTBFS.
So my question is, does a FTBFS bug in the stable version of a package
where the package is fully functional and installable on all
architectures merit a stable update?
Please CC me. I'm not subscribed to this list.
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