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Re: binNMUs: please exercise some care

On 23/10/15 12:23, Wookey wrote:
> +++ Emilio Pozuelo Monfort [2015-10-23 11:49 +0200]:
>> On 23/10/15 11:20, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>>> How about, scheduling them all at once, but using the same version
>>> number across arches when doing it (i.e. the largest)?
>> Again, that involves determining what that number is for each package...
> That is a single-page lookup, though, so only one lookup, not one for
> each arch e.g: https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=harfbuzz

I didn't say once per arch. I said once per package, which is worse. I normally
schedule binNMUs for several dozens packages. Multiply that by several
transitions... Sorry but I'm not going to do that.

>> Instead of all that manual work for every transition, you could ping
>> #758616 and try to get this solved at its root.
> It would clearly be better if we either did sourceful rebuilds or
> fixed the 'binNMU skew' problem. But we do need to do something
> reasonably soon otherwise it's not going to be ready for Stretch
> either.

Ping the dpkg bug? :)


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