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Re: Packages removed from testing

On Sat, Feb 10, 2001 at 10:08:30AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > Yes, it makes it obvious that woody's not even remotely releasable at the
> > moment.
> With a potato package, it would be releasable though. We don't need
> "fixed sid" packages to release, we just need stable ones.

Dowgrading packages is generally a bad thing because everyone using apt
to stay current with testing won't get the new package, so we'll have
inconsistent test environments.

If downgrading the package really is the only way it can be fixed, the old
package can always be uploaded with a new version number, but that would
be the maintainer's decision.

The real fault here is that the testing scripts seem to have ignored the
RC bug list at some point and let (at least) a buggy updated lilo in and
a buggy smail in, neither of which should have happened.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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