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On Mon, Sep 08, 2014 at 11:49:47AM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:

> FTR, Antonio's initial proposal [1] still needs some tweaking to fix
> the pod.t tests, as I pointed out in [2]. That's hopefully simple to
> fix? We shouldn't start this with getting 3.000 known new failures :-)

As is hopefully obvious by now, the planned "mass import" may well
trigger quite a few new failures even though we found a generic fix for
the pod.t one.

Would it be possible / desirable to test run our packages first somehow
so that they don't become "official failures" yet?  We don't really
know how bad it will be; I'm guessing we might see maybe a hundred or
two hundred failures, but your guess is as good as mine. I think we've
only tested the concept with a dozen packages or so at this point.

Obviously we intend to fix those failures promptly, but if a bigger
portion of the packages need special attention than we expect, it
might take some time.
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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