Re: HAMM FREEZE IS ONE WEEK AWAY
On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Brian White wrote:
> > > Just a reminder to everyone that, barring exceptional circumstances, Hamm
> > > will be frozen on March 16th. I will be restricting uploads at that point
> > > to bug-fixes only. I'll also be removing all non-essential packages that
> > > still have critical, grave, or important bugs open.
> > >
> > > Please try to clean up any outstanding bugs so we can have a reasonably
> > > clean system for the testing group to work on.
> > Two notes to the code-freeze:
> > 1. It's important that we get all orphaned packages out of the archive
> > when doing the freeze since a release should not contain orphaned
> > packages. I was planning to set up the Developer DB to simplify this
> > process, but I guess we won't get it up and running and filled with data
> > so we could use this within one week.
> I'm going to move all those packages into project/orphaned at the same
> time as the freeze. The same goes for any non-essential package with
> critical, grave, or important bugs open.
I was thinking about exactly the same, but the real problem is how to
Perhaps we should check the date of the last package upload, the number of
open bugs, etc. and try to detect the real unmaintained packages by this.
> > Here is a list of tags which I would consider as `important', thus
> > `release-critical.' (The numbers indicate how many packages currently are
> > affected.)
> > N: bad-link-to-undocumented-manpage(7)
> > N: control-file-has-bad-owner(12)
> > N: debmake-templates-in-copyright(7)
> > N: file-in-usr-local(1)
> > N: ldconfig-symlink-missing-for-shlib(8)
> > N: libc5-binary(66)
> > N: md5sum-mismatch(4)
> > N: md5sums-lists-nonexisting-file(63)
> > N: no-copyright-file(178)
> > N: special-file(1)
> The only one I think we should leave is the "libc5-binary" one. Sometimes
> it can't be recompiled because of incompatibilities with the current libc6.
Ok, then I'll not report important bugs if it's only "libc5-binary".
-- Christian Schwarz
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