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Re: Debian 1.2.2 and dependency on libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1)

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Joey Hess wrote:

> > Note: this linking ahead of the release libraries is not limited to
> > non-free, or caused by its seperation from the distribution proper. The
> > cause comes from maintainers trying to keep their "development" systems up
> > to date with "unstable".. These folks need to be made aware of the
> > difficulties caused by this practice and discouraged from doing this to
> > release packages.
> If developers don't track unstable and catch bugs with new packages, who
> is going to do it?

If developers insist on building packages for the release distribution
with libraries not found in that distribution there will be no need to
test future upgrades since no one will have any interest in Debian.

I DO hear your point. The current appearance is that developers don't test
releases as all. Now, I know that this is not the case, but, without more
attention to details this appearance is going to get harder to contend

I only have one machine as well, but I have enough (barely) space to build
a test bench for issues like this. Once you have all your packages in
order with the needs of the new release, then all further development
efforts on your part are going to go into unstable and can track the
latest versions there. The idea here is for the maintainer to be aware of
these issues and plan accordingly.

What we really need here is a set of volunteers who are dedicated to doing
nothing but testing. Once the newest release has been tested an declared
released, these volunteers would begin testing on unstable. This would
releave developers of all but their own necessary first tests. That is,
the developer should verify that the package will install properly and
execute without breaking things. Integration testing (seeing how this
package fits into the complete system) should be the responsibility of
other testers.

> (BTW, I think this discussion should be moved to debain-devel.)



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