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Re: Checking new packages (Re: Status of Potato)

On Sat, Nov 06, 1999 at 12:27:52PM +0900, Changwoo Ryu wrote:
> > 
> > I don't maintain the incoming system, but IMHO it is a very necessary stage=
> >  to
> > 
> > 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
> section.
> 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.

But these first two steps still require a place to upload to, so that dinstall
can run through them, do the checks and if they pass put them in the 
distribution tree.  Hence we need an incoming directory - rather than just 
installing straight into the distribution tree.


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