Re: Migration of non-free packages to testing
On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 11:06:28PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mer 13/11/2002 ? 20:41, Junichi Uekawa a ?crit :
> > However, non-free should not mean low-quality, and it might be better
> > just to remove buggy packages from the non-free distribution.
> Let me second that.
> There are many buggy or unmaintained packages in the non-free section,
> and they don't deserve anything else than being removed.
$ lynx -source 'http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/other/all.html' |
sed 's/<[^>]*>//g' | grep ^Package: | cut -d\ -f3 | sort | uniq -c
451 (88.4%) RC bugs in main,
25 (4.9%) RC bugs in non-US/main
16 (3.1%) RC bugs in non-free
13 (2.5%) RC bugs in contrib
1 (0.2%) RC bug in non-US/contrib
4 (0.8%) RC bugs in pseudo packages
While those numbers aren't particularly firm and shouldn't be relied
on too heavily, they do seem to indicate that non-free isn't a whole
lot buggier than main -- based on the proportion of non-free packages
we have, you'd expect around 14 RC bugs, to main's 450.
Less severe bugs might give you a different indication, of course; but
this at least suggests that we're not doing any worse a job maintaining
non-free, compared to main.
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