Re: Questions about testing
>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Anthony> Well, even Joey Hess has slipped up in his religious debconf
Anthony> uploads and had four or five delays longer than a fortnight
Anthony> between updates. Basically, though, at some point the
Anthony> maintainer has to decide "I'm happy with this" and leave
Anthony> well enough alone for a little while.
Umm. This is an artifact of the implementation, and does not
seem to have a rational design principle behind it, unless I am being
very dense. If this is an implementation issue, we should note this
flaw (and perhaps move on until someone can come up with a working
Anthony> At worst, this could be done just before the freeze,
Anthony> although that seems like it'd be a bit risky. Alternatively,
Anthony> the maintainer can just upload it with a faked medium or
Anthony> high priority so that it'll go in earlier.
In the long term this needs to be reexamined. Perhaps
da-katies successors need to be tweaked to allow more than one
version in a distribution to stay in the pool, or something (I
confess I have not looked deeply into the problem, so my suggestions
may be totally (in the modern idiom), whack. I have little time to
work on the tweaks, so I'll hold my peace.
>> 4. How can I know precisely why my package has not been included in
>> testing. I know update_excuse.html on ajt website ... but that's not
>> enough. I want to know for example that my libdbd-pg-perl package is
>> waiting on perl-5.6 (or on postgresql) to be integrated ...
Anthony> You have to look at your dependency list, and investigate it
Anthony> yourself. :(
Where does the pice of code reside that determines whether or
not a package is going to be moved into testing? Can one extract that
code into a purely reporting agent?
I BET WHEN NEANDERTHAL KIDS would make a snowman, someone would
always end up saying, "Don't forget the thick heavy brows." Then
they would get embarrassed because they remembered they had the big
hunky brows too, and they'd get mad and eat the snowman. Jack
Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.
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