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Re: Packages still in Potato

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 09:39:12PM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> If a package works, has no new upstream versions and doesn't get
> outdated policywise there is no need for a new version of the package
> just because we're making a new release.

The "making a release" may not be the best reason. But a regular
interval certainly is. One of my packages hasn't been updated since
potato. It turns out to no longer compile from source. however, that
kind of bug is typically only found when a buildd tries to build a new

It's not enough for the packages to be able to run, they have to be
buildable as well. And because that depends on the state of the rest of
the system, we will have to test for it once in a while.

Bit rot really does exist.


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