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Re: libggi2 and testing?

Anthony Towns wrote:
>  On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 11:27:13PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > Is there any reason why libggi2 from unstable is not in testing?  All
> > architectures have now been compiled, being all present and up-to-date in
> > the pool, but update-excuses gives no hints as to why it hasn't been
> > accepted in testing.  It (update-output) mumbles something incoherent about
> > the package on alpha, but it's now been built for alpha.
>  Yup, but the version on alpha depends libc6.1 >= 2.2.3-1 or so, and
>  libc6 2.2.3-1 doesn't build on i386...

Hmm, these library dependences are a bit annonying.  If a new library
is uploaded to unstable, the build daemons start building stuff against
that library.  Often it takes some time until everything is fixed and
the new library makes it into testing (think about X11 for example,
which is a big piece and not exactly trivial to get right...).

Every X11 package which gets uploaded now has to wait until the new
X11 packages make it into testing ...

IMHO it would be a good thing if the build daemons try to satisfy the
build dependences with packages from /testing/ first.  That should
reduce the number of packages not making it into testing because they
depend on other packages alot.


Gerd Knorr <kraxel@bytesex.org>

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