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Re: [hertzog@debian.org: Re: Woody retrospective and Sarge introspective]

Le Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 02:47:50PM +0100, Mark Brown écrivait:
> So after testing with the versions in unstable for a while package gets
> built and reuploaded against a potentially completely different set of 
> packages? 

Yes, but they still have to go through the "testing scripts" ensuring
that no new RC bugs have been found on those recompiled package and that
they compile on all arches.

> That seems more than a little suboptimal since it reduces the
> benefits of the testing that has been done.  It also does nothing to
> address problems with undeclared dependencies breaking testing.

Partially it does, because people testing t-p-u will file RC bugs against the
package because they are testing in an environment that is 80% "testing"
(and 20% "t-p-u"). The bug is likely to be detected before it enters

I expect t-p-u to be quite small compared to a complete distribution
because :
- packages would enter testing more easily (we don't have dependencies
- t-p-u could be purged of packages that are not able to enter
  testing after a certain delay
  (t-p-u is not meant to be a complete distribution and is not meant to
  be used to compile things against it)

> Plus, either source only uploads will have to be supported or people
> will have to have give themselves a testing environment to do things in

Yes. But it's getting easy to setup a testing chroot for your builds.

Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://strasbourg.linuxfr.org/~raphael/
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