Re: unstable->testing process?
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 10:44:41PM +1000, Geoff O'Callaghan wrote:
> I'm wondering what the process is by which a package is 'promoted' from
> unstable to testing. Is this just an individual developer decision?
It's automatic. After 10 (15 ?) days in unstable without RC bugs, a package
automatically goes to testing.
> I ask because, for a variety of reasons i'm running 'testing' rather than
> 'stable'. There's a few really annoying known bugs with some packages i'm
> using from 'testing' and they are fixed in 'unstable' when would the updated
> packages make it into 'testing'?
> An example is libapache-mod-perl...bug#107100 correctly documents that the
> 'testing' version is broken and that you need the one from 'unstable' to fix
> it. There's a few other similar bugs. This problem seems to have been
> corrected for around 80 days in unstable, but the package hasn't moved from
> 'unstable' to 'testing'.
> Yes, I know I could install the package from unstable. But that's not the
> Please note - i'm not having a go at anyone in particular - i'm just trying
> to understand how things work...
> I apologize if this is something quite well documented, but I couldn't find
> Would it help if there was a '+1' style system for Debian bugs? That is, a
> registered party can vote for up to 3 bugs to give an indication of where
> effort should be focussed - it's the same sort of system used for the
> development on things like apache, tomcat etc.
> Thanks for listening.
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