Re: Debian 2.2 Release.
On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 10:43:31PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > If upstream says true that app is stable, 99% bugs can be detected
> > by lintian, apt-get install newapp, try it once, apt-get remove newapp.
> Let's look at all open release critical bugs, shall we? I've categorized
> them as detectable by your simple testing methods above, or not. If I
> had any uncertianty, I assumed your test would get them. I even assumed
> your test really means install it and test it on all architectures
> debian supports.
> Bug number Simple test? Description
> #64371 no Hardware-specific problem.
> #64500 yes Install problem on ppc
> #65515 yes Problem passibg parameters to modules.
> #65988 yes Symlink problem breaks install.
> #66284 yes PCMCIA support loaded twice.
> #65800 yes Architecture-dependant coding error.
> #65644 yes Library incompatability.
> #65052 no Copyright problem.
> #65051 no Lacks libc6 dependancy.
> #65454 no Doesn't work with emacs20 version mismatch
> #65208 no Incompatability with new emacs
> #66267 yes Compile problem on ppc
> #66172 no Causes emacs to not load some modules
> #66215 yes Doesn't start window manager
> #65962 no Locks some hardware
> #65967 no Incompatability with X on some systems
> #62173 no Copyright problem.
> #66114 no Security hole.
> #65857 no Session management problem.
> #58367 no Locks box sometimes
> #54271 maybe Dependancy problem.
> #62363 no One driver has a problem under heavy load.
> #66222 no Doesn't stop properly on reboot.
> #64414 yes Library incompatability.
> #66290 yes Not executable.
> #66142 no Breaks minicom, efax.
> #64762 maybe Dependancy problem.
> #65961 no License problems.
> #66086 yes Doesn't work with gnuchess.
> #66216 yes Doesn't work on alpha.
> #66137 no Fails to install in some circumstances.
> #65834 no Hardware-specific issue.
> #66225 yes Doesn't work after some upgrades.
> #51747 no Doesn't handle expired passwords.
> #64424 no Wrong path for xauth on ppc.
> So your simplistic tests would catch, optimistically, 13 RC bugs, or 37%
> (not the "99% bugs" you asserted with no evidence), while 20 RC bugs, or
> 57%, would not be caught.
I was talking about 99% bugs
caused by upgrade
if ustream claims package is stable
and he is right.
3 of above are licensing - we can diff old nad new license before
#65051 (lack of dependency) can be found by improved test.
(think real: app 1.5 depends on libc, app 1.6 doesn't ???)
Most of the rest are about problem with upstream version,
not with Debian.
I stiil claim most of Integration problems are easy to find.