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Re: "Recompile with libc6 from testing" <-- doesn't help i think!

On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 12:32:59AM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> Testing isn't too useful while we are not heading for a freeze, so IMHO
> it's "stay at stable or dare unstable" time...

More accurately, testing isn't too useful when people are willing to
leave RC bugs open indefinitely.

There's no reason for us to do that ever -- in glibc's case, for example,
we've needed an entry added to the "Depends:" of libc6 for around a
month now, nothing more. 

No one's seemed particularly interested in doing anything about this,
though, and personally, I'm a bit tired of fighting for it. If you want
testing to be useful -- that is, you want to be able to point apt-get
at a bunch of software that's both up to date, and fairly reliable --
then we need to keep fixing release critical bugs, _especially_ when
they're as trivially easy as this one is.

The RC bug list is still there. The bugs listed still need
fixing. Bug#87386 has been open since the beginning of 2001. There is no
good reason for us to be doing this badly at fixing bugs we've already
gone out of our way to categorise as unacceptable.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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