Re: Non-Intel package uploads by maintainer
Bdale Garbee <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> email@example.com (Goswin Brederlow) writes:
> > PS: you should also test the result of the autobuilder.
> Ok, I've stopped laughing/crying now. I wish this were truly possible.
> People maintaining autobuilders see logs from *every* package uploaded to
> Debian... that's a lot of packages per day. No way anyone could independently
> test each of the successful builds before upload and stay sane.
No, the maintainer should test them where possible. Not the buildd
> People maintaining packages rarely have access to all 11 different
> architectures we currently support.
They have if they want. Haven't heard of a maintainer getting refused
when asking for an account.
> The reality is that everyone should do the best testing they can, but for
> many of our binary packages we must depend on users who run 'unstable' to, in
> effect, perform the QA on our behalf. The fact that Debian makes everything
> we build available for download and use from "unstable" instantly makes this
> not only practical, but exactly the way we expect things to get tested...
Sure. I said should and not must.