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Re: Is Sid for broken stuff? Is it too much to ask for testing the packages?

On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 00:08, Marek Habersack wrote:
> Another case of an untested package. Going back to postgres - apparently the
> maintainer "has no time" to test upgrades from earlier formats of the
> database to the latest format. 

Nearly correct.

I can test from the last version to the current one, and I do.  I have
not uploaded packages that I haven't installed, as you seem to think.

But a full test would test 6.5.3 in multiple Debian versions to 7.3
And 7.0release-x to 7.3
And 7.1
And 7.2.1 (current stable)
And 7.2.2
And 7.2.3
And all the imtermediate releases I haven't mentioned
And different combinations of binary packages
And all of the above in multiple locales and encodings and using tape
backup in postgresql-dump (I don't have a working tapedrive - I wonder
if anyone has ever used that facility?) and multi-gigabyte databases and
in all possible combinations of circumstances that the config and
postinsts test for.

So no, I don't have the time.  If there's anyone who does, please
contact me.  In the meantime, I have to settle for installing the new
packages and seeing if they work for me.

Incidentally, why did you delete postgresql.env? or how did it get

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