On Wednesday 26 March 2008, Theodore Tso wrote: > * Once a new version goes to testing, I should ping you guys to make > sure you know to synchronize the udebs That's not really needed as we have to give an OK for any migration anyway. > * I should avoid uploading a new version to unstable during the time > window between when a new version gets migrated to testing, > and when you tell me that you have grabbed the udebs and > synchronized them. Well, I think a more workable workflow would be: avoid uploading a new version to unstable within the first week after a migration. If one is needed, then please contact the d-boot list first. I feel that if we have not managed to do the migration inside a week, it's our own damn fault. > And this is because at the moment, although the .deb files are > migrated automatically, the .udeb files aren't, and so if I upload a > new unstable version, the .udeb files for the version that was just > migrated to testing will get lost forever. Correct. There is a grace period of a few days, but after that they are effectively lost. > (I assume that there's > some reason that modifying the script which performs the migration > from unstable to testing is more complicated than it first appears, > which is why this step is being done manually.) It is somewhat complicated as udebs effectively live in a separate repository, don't have full dependency checking and migrations can in certain cases break an existing D-I release for some installation methods. There is a proposal for better Britney support for udebs, but that's waiting for someone brave to implement: http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/05/msg00086.html Cheers, FJP
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