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Re: Some thoughts about problems within Debian

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 11:37:46PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > I agree completely. With our current testing setup this shouldn't be too
> > difficult to do. 
> It's already pretty split-up: we have base, we have standard, and we

That's what I meant to say. The only think we don't have is the release of
base/standard without extra etc.

> But it's not possible to just maintain those packages and completely
> ignore everything else: updates to packages in base (libstdc++, eg) can
> easily make packages outside base unusable, and screw things up there.

Sure. That's not how I understood Mike's proposal. 

> You can solve this by *completely ignoring* the extra set of packages
> (ie not distributing them at all), but you can't divide them up and get
> rid of the complexity, particularly.

Once again I agree. And I do not think ignoring extra makes sense at all.
It's just that an extra package should not prevent us from a new "core"
release. How about a new "core" consisting of base/standard every 6 months
and a new full release every year. The full release could then be based on
the next to last "core" release.

> > Use Debian GNU/Linux! Use PostgreSQL!
> For example, postgresql has a bunch of serious and grave bugs that've
> been open for over a month, that, afaict, no one's doing anything about,

That's new to me. Yes, I've been too busy to follow thinks closely enough,
but the last time I checked therer was just one about an upgrade problem.

I didn't even know that noone works on it. Right now I am downloading
PostgreSQL bug reports. 

Also I thought I subscribed to debian-postgres but either it's dead or my
subscription did not work as I got no mail at all.


Michael Meskes
Go SF 49ers! Go Rhein Fire!
Use Debian GNU/Linux! Use PostgreSQL!

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