Checking new packages (Re: Status of Potato)
Chris Leishman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 05, 1999 at 12:21:11AM +0100, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> > This incoming stuff is completly stupid ! Why aren't the uploaded packaged
> > directly moved to the directory structure ! The developpers aren't funny
> > enough to put a false section or something like that !
> I don't maintain the incoming system, but IMHO it is a very necessary stage=
> a) make sure that packages are uploaded correctly (ie, all files are present
> and complete) before they get installed into the tree.
> b) the maintainer signature is correct.
> I'm sure there are other advantages to the system as well (that I just don't
> know about).
a) and b) are automatically done by dinstall. AFAIK, new packages are
checked by human beings for (1) DFSG compliance and (2) the correct
But I don't see why these two checks are needed. The checks are not
complete anyway; we often see license-related grave bugs filed. New
package upload could be disabled at freezing time, but I don't
understand why this bottleneck exists at the development dist.