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Re: Bug#97671: 88 Priority violations in woody

On Wed, 1 May 2002, Josip Rodin wrote:

> On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 02:43:00PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > The current system gives the user the freedom to install the package from
> > incoming.debian.org (if it's not a crypto package). If we delayed the
> > closing message, users would not have that freedom.
> I really don't follow. Does the current message tell the user to get stuff
> from http://incoming.debian.org/, and if not, why not?

It does not mention incoming, but messages from katie are not the
only possible way a user may know about incoming.

> If not, how would
> delaying closing messages until mirror run time in any way stop the user
> who knew about the incoming (queue/accepted) directory availability from
> getting their packages right that instant?

The point is that early notifications means:

a) Same availability for people who do not know about incoming.
b) Early availability for people who know about incoming.

If you mean we should make an advertising campaign about the existence
of incoming, well, yes, we probably should.

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