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Re: When unstable breaks

On Tue, Oct  3, 2000 at 12:04:15 +0200 (+0000), Petr Cech wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 10:03:13AM +0200 , Joost Claessen wrote:
> > Hello people,
> > 
> > Since the current problems with glibc I start thinking, wouldn't
> > it be a good idea that when such a problem is noticed, the
> > server goes in a state of "I don't give (some) package because 
> > something is messed up" until the problem is fixed? It would
> one word: unstable
> second word: testing

True, however it does hold things up and causes inconvenience.  How about a
box which only mirrors files from a few days ago - i.e. it's kept out of
date.  Then you can get the old packages rather than hoping the ones in
stable are recent enough.  By the time that the new, broken files get
mirrored, the bugs will probably have been squashed.


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