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Re: A suggestion for the woody freeze

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On Fri, 2002-01-18 at 20:08, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 07:52:40PM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > "John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv@ucsd.edu> writes:
> > > i think the greatest mistake was the _assumption_ that b-f is built
> > > against testing, and thus any upload to unstable would not affect b-f,
> > > until the package moves into testing that is.
> >   Is it really an assumption?
> sadly, yes. again, looking in the cvs repository, we can find the
> canonical answer:
> http://cvs.debian.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/~checkout~/boot-floppies/common.sh?content-type=text/plain
> lines 23-25:
> # what distro we use for base -- should be "woody" or "sid"
> # we use "sid" for now until woody base is frozen
> export SUITE="sid"

Just out of curiosity and ignorance: why? Why is boot-floppies built
against ``sid'' and not ``woody''?

Lars Bahner,

Nihil est sine ratione cur potius sit, quam non sit.

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