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Re: Why isn't apt 0.5.4 moving to testing?

On 13-Sep-01, 17:50 (CDT), Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> wrote: 
> Previously Christian Leutloff wrote:
> > Is it really necessary that the package must be able to be upgraded on
> > every architecture!?
> That's the whole purpose of testing, keep the brokenness to a minimum.

So now we have the situation with testing having a buggy core tool (apt)
on all architectures, to avoid having broken accessory tools on a few
architectures? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. 

We really (okay, you, Anthony :-)) really need to consider the idea
of allowing architecture slips in testing, if, there's been a package
that has been waiting more than (say) 10 days on a rebuild on fewer
than (say) 30% of the architectures. That way, the affected packages
wouldn't break on the recalcitrant architectures, they just won't be as
current. Yes, that might have be tightened up as we approach release.
But at least the packages would get more testing on the most used

Now, if the package won't *build* on the problem architectures, that's
a different problem. But if the autobuilders are just behind, then the
people who want to support those architectures need to deal with the


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