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Re: Non-Intel package uploads by maintainer

Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> writes:

> goswin.brederlow@student.uni-tuebingen.de (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.


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