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Re: Release management and testing problems

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 10:48:36PM +0200, Santiago Vila écrivait:
> > Yes, packages should be compiled using libraries in testing. I fully
> > agree, since it would help to solve the following
> That's a solution, I won't comment. :-)
> [ But if you read the previous thread, you'll see that aj explained that
>   it is not possible otherwise no new libraries would get in testing. ]

It is not only possible, but necessary, if we want to help everybody
to respect the GPL closely when it talks about distribution of source code.
Every distribution that we release should have build-depends within
the same distribution.

Speaking about new libraries, there is not a requirement anywhere that
source package names must be shared across different library releases.

If we have libfoo1 and libfoo1-dev generated by source package libfoo
(or libfoo1) in testing, and we upload to unstable new libraries
libfoo2 and libfoo2-dev using libfoo2 as the source package name, what
exactly prevent those new packages to enter testing in ten days provided
they are bug-free? Nothing.

If I'm missing anything please tell me.

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